The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.
You have to visualize a second or two ahead of your car what line you are taking, what you are going to do, before you get there because it comes too fast
A racing driver has to be a good driver.
I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God.
Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career.
Sports is a way of entertainment, to people who are in different backgrounds, and for people who dedicated their lives to achieve the best in sports.
You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means your brain is receiving information from your body what your car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
I know if someone is coming from my right side. I could feel it.
I wanted to be the best in the world.
I think with new president Chris Pook of CART, he is very active and strong.
Everything happened very quickly in my career. It was a very great honor for me to break Jim Clarks record (as youngest champion),
I based in Brazil, Sao Paulo, but I come very often to the states, and I travel all over the world.
There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One.
When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult. And Bobby Unser.
I have to accept risk as a racing driver.
I go to see grand prix every year, and I watch every race on TV for sure. I probably go to three or four CART races and three or four Formula One races.
I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world.
Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.
I was extremely aggressive from the start.
Indy car racing is much more aggressive.
To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!
I do not speak the English so good, but then I speak the driving very well.
You had to decompress the pressure before the race. I taught my heart to relax. I lay down before the race. It gave me more energy just before the race.
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