OT - F1
pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sun Oct 18 18:53:31 EDT 2009
On Oct 18, 2009, at 6:35 PM, frank theriault wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Cotty <cottycam at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 18/10/09, Jaume Lahuerta, discombobulated, unleashed:
>>> Jaume, the wet blanket...
>> LOL. Hardly.
>> I think they really do fight. We see a nice packaged up wrapping to
>> all, but at the end of the day it's a sweaty hell of drivign as
>> fast as
>> you can. Have you ever gone karting? After 15 minutes of that I am
>> absolutely shattered, and have aches for days....
> I'm pretty sure they fight:
> And, you're right, Cotty, what these guys do is incredibly difficult
> and athletic. F1 pilots are some of the fittest athletes in the world
> - they have to be to withstand those G forces and maintain such
> intense concentration for the duration of those races.
Exactly. And the driver's reactions have to be superb. Things happen
very fast at that speed. But while reactions have to be immediate,
they have to be controlled as well. A responsive race car requires a
> "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept." -Henri Cartier-Bresson
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