A Book “Review”: Inside the Mind of the Grand Prix Driver (by Christopher Hilton)

Article Title: Inside the Mind of the Grand Prix Driver (by Christopher Hilton)

Submitted by: Craig Lock Category (key words): Motor racing, motor sport, books, Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Driver, Grand Prix drivers, Christopher Hilton, Formula One, “the zone”, “in the zone”, sport, success, achievement, peak performance, mind, mind-power, motivation, champion, elite sports-people, excellence (enough there now, craig) Web site: http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mind-Grand-Prix-Driver/dp/1844250172/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321996684&sr=1-1

Submitter’s web site: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

Craig’s motor racing blogs are at grandprixchampion.wordpress.com grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com and http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/

The submitter’s other blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981 (Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

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Submitter’s Note:

I’m just reading and researching the above excellent and fascinating book by Christopher Hilton http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mind-Grand-Prix-Driver/dp/1844250172/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321996684&sr=1-1, so thought I’d share a few thoughts in the form of a brief “review”, so thought I’d share…

Craig is currently “working” on a new manuscript (on one his great passions) ‘INSIDE THE MIND OF A FORMULA ONE CHAMPION’, which forms part of true and inspirational stories of ‘Endless Possibilities: Let the Journey Begin’

…as well as some other books on the minds and spirituality of Grand Prix drivers (“true labours of love”). See http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

– Steve McQueen in the film ‘Le Mans’ (1971)

“Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest… it’s a battle of strength of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this ‘theatre of speed’ F1 is a metaphor for life itself” – craig                                                           # A BOOK “REVIEW”: INSIDE THE MIND OF THE GRAND PRIX DRIVER (by Christopher Hilton)


The psychology of the fastest men on earth

by Christopher Hilton

Haynes Publishing  2003


“Every driver worth his salt believes he is the best.”

– Mark Blundell

“It’s like a cure for everything. It doesn’t matter what problems you have – financial, in your personal life – and it doesn’t matter, if you feel really ill. All that goes away and only you sitting in this protective cell, this cockpit remains. I have never felt anything like this in any other way and only driving at the limit gives it to you.”

– Stefan Johanson

“I think of all drivers as pie charts. That can be determination, sheer natural talent, technical understanding, PR, personality, whatever. You can have massive reserves of natural talent; but it’s the hunger, it’s the need, that’s the dividing factor.”

The faster you drive, the better your lines have to be.

“The job of overtaking is not about the physical, it’s about the mental, and understanding this and putting it into effect – that’s what Ayrton Senna did.”

“If your brain is strong enough and your concentration is good enough, you do the lap time first in the brain and then in your car and in your body. This is something the good drivers can do, but only Ayrton Senna made perfect.”

– former Sauber driver Karl Wendlinger

from ‘Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Driver’ by Christopher Hilton (Haynes Publishing 2003)

Inside the Mind of The Grand Prix Driver is available at: http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Mind-Grand-Prix-Driver/dp/1844250172/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321996684&sr=1-1

If YOU set your heart on it, you can test, challenge and surpass your own “perceived limits” as YOU too “get into your own zone”.

Reach for the stars and discover the champion of life in YOU …through playing your own brand of music on the magical journey of life!

Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributer + totally unmusical motor racing fanatic and petrol-head”)

“Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with purpose, desire and passion. True champions live the dream, the vision of who and what they can one day become…. even a long time before it happens.” – craig

” I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into ‘so-called humdrum little lives’. You don’t just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script – rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don’t spend your days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now.”

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.” – craig

About the submitter: Craig is a motor racing “fanatic” ( a petrol-head”), who believes in (and loves) helping others to find their passions and gifts… through encouraging people to reach out for, then accomplish their “wildest” dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their dreams, even ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’ in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE.

Craig is currently “working” on a new manuscript ‘Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Champion’, which forms part of true and inspirational stories of ‘Endless Possibilities: Let the Journey Begin’ … as well as ‘Driven: Grand Prix Driving on the Edge’ and ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’


The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ , as well as the above books) are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books/74-craigs-bookshttp://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock+www.lulu.com/craiglock

Craig’s motor racing blogs are at grandprixchampion.wordpress.com grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com and http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/

The submitter’s other blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

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“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and so become ‘ever more champions of life’.”

This article may be freely published, with acknowledgment to the sources, thanks


For dearest dad and ‘pal’, another ‘champion’ – see the dream never died…it’s just taken another course!

“Sometimes you have to give up the life you had planned… in order to live the life you were meant to live.”


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