Posts Tagged ‘Grand Prix champions’

DRIVEN: THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION (from To the End of the Rainbow)

April 5, 2014

DRIVEN: THE GRAND PRIX CHAMPION (from To the End of the Rainbow)

Jim Clark: The Most Naturally Gifted Formula One Driver of All Time?

March 27, 2014

Jim Clark: The Most Naturally Gifted Formula One Driver of All Time?

‘Life at the Limit’: A Tribute (Short) to the “Late Great” Ayrton Senna

March 22, 2014

‘Life at the Limit’: A Tribute (Short) to the “Late Great” Ayrton Senna

from http://www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com

PPS

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

The Mind of a Great Racing Driver: An Interview with Ayrton Senna

March 19, 2014

The Mind of a Great Racing Driver: An Interview with Ayrton Senna

‘Life at the Limit’: A Tribute (Short) to the “Late Great” Ayrton Senna

March 12, 2014

Ayrton Senna with garland (fromespnF1.com)

Article Title: ‘Life at the Limit’: A Tribute (Short) to the “Late Great” Ayrton Senna

Submitted by Craig Lock
Key Words: Motor racing, Ayrton Senna,, sport, elite performance, champion, champions, Formula 1, great racing drivers, racing drivers, champion drivers, Grand Prix drivers, Grand Prix champions, Formula One champions/drivers, mind, mind-power, “the zone”, success, success principles,
achievement , excellence (enough there now, craig!)

Web sites: http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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

(Obsessive …or WHAT!!)

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!)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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A SHORT “TRIBUTE” TO AYRTON SENNA:
LIFE AT THE LIMIT

Submitter’s Note:
Craig is currently “working” on a new manuscript, a “real labour of love” titled ‘INSIDE THE MIND OF A GRAND PRIX CHAMPION’, where we’ll take a look inside the head, the “top two inches” of the very best, the fastest racing driver ever on planet earth.

This short extract forms part of a new manuscript titled ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’ , which he’s currently writing.
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INTRODUCTION

“Allow me to let you in to a little secret. All Formula One drivers are pretty much identical. Occasionally you get one — like Ayrton Senna — who’s 0.1 per cent better than the rest, but mostly they all have the same ability. I mean it! “

– the opinion of Jeremy Clarkson (from ‘Top Gear’) on Grand Prix drivers

And Stan’s opinion…
“On the whole I agree with Clarkson – they are all pretty much the same talent wise. However, there are a few who are not only very quick, but are also able to ‘manage’ the car over the length of a race – looking after tyres, not over-stressing the engine and gearbox and so on. Then there are a few who are absolutely rubbish at that – the engine breakers and tyre shredders. So, if you put them all in the same car and asked them to do a quick lap, they’d all be within 0.1 of each other; but over the course of an F1 race the smoother drivers would rise to the top. That’s the thing with Senna – he was not only quick, he was very good at managing the car. You rarely saw him at the ragged edge, he never missed an apex (apart from that once and that wasn’t his fault) and you rarely saw him lock his brakes.

And my opinion (humble):
I think there can be quite some difference between the drivers on the grid, emphasized by the different wide disparities between the performance of the cars, especially today (some current F1 drivers shouldn’t be there). And a minimal margin of only .01% between drivers and the very best like an Ayrton Senna is most under-rated!

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The great* Brazilian world champion racing driver, Ayton Senna* once said:

* perhaps the greatest ‘racer’ of them all.

“Suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was kind of driving by instinct, only I was in a different dimension. I was way over the limit; but still I was able to find even more. It frightened me, because I realised I was well beyond my conscious understanding.” *
– Ayrton Senna

* from ‘FORMULA 1: The Autobiography’
Edited by Gerald Donaldson (and first published in the UK in 2002 by Wedenfeld and Nicolson). Thanks for the great gift, dad.

Senna once said: “I am able to experience God’s presence on earth. God gives me strength and life is a present that God has given to us… and that we are obliged to keep it, to handle it carefully.” Faith needs work, like everything else. It’s about individual self-realisation. Senna’s faith provided him with an armour of self belief.

Ayrton Senna’s relentless search for perfection took him to places where no driver had been before…

“When I am competing against the watch and against other competitors, the feeling of expectation, of getting it done and doing the best I can gives me a kind of power, that some moments when I am driving actually detaches me completely from anything else as I’m doing it…corner after corner, lap after lap. I can give you a true example.

Monte Carlo 1988, the last qualifying session… Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anyone else, including my team mate with the same car. And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension. I was like I was in a tunnel.Not only the tunnel under the hotel, but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit, but still able to find even more.”

‘This sort of thing happens to people at a very high level of mental and physical activity, where the intellect and the body combine and it becomes hard to say who is pulling the strings.’ #

# Sourced from ‘The Death of Ayrton Senna’ by Richard Williams (Publisher Viking, Part of the Penguin Group, first published 1995)

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A few final vital words to conclude…

“Look across all sport and observe the truly great. All had this zest for combat, this taste for being truly tested. All wished to explore the limits of their own possibilities.

Time after time we are forced to wonder why one great talent succeeds… and another still greater talent falls short? The reason is not mere “the will to win”. Rather it is the will to be tested at the very highest level. It is the ability to not only dwell on the far edge of sporting possibility, but to hold one’s balance…and to relish the proximity of the void.”
-fine writing from The Times, London

True champions, like an Ayrton Senna, are able to find a new level (of performance) when required, something very special inside themselves. If YOU set your heart on it, you can test, challenge and surpass your own “perceived limits” and YOU too can became a champion!

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 passionate petrol-head”)

“A champion is not a title, but a set of qualities: Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with dedication, 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

PS:
I see that recently Ayrton Senna was voted the best Grand Prix driver of all time by over 200 past and current drivers in Autosport magazine)

 

Ayrton the very limit UK 1983

 

 

 

Ayrton on the very limit (UK 1983)

 

“I’d rather attempt something great and fail, rather than attempting nothing and succeed.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“Some people see things as they are and say ‘why?’. I see the dreams that never were and say ‘why not?'”
– Bobby Kennedy

“Our talents are our gifts from God…
but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

 

About the submitter:
Craig is a motor racing “fanatic” ( a “passionate 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.
http://www.craiglockbooks.com www.webng/writernz and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his books on motor racing) are available at:

Web sites: http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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

(Obsessive …or WHAT!!)

“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’.”

PPS

The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”
– craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

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

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

Ayrton (Japanese GP 1989)

Japanese GP 1989

Ayrton Senna’s Lap on the Limit (Adelaide 1986)

February 4, 2014

Ayrton Senna’s Lap on the Limit (Adelaide 1986)

Some great footage of Ayrton on the limit, “in the Zone” (as this “total non-techno and world’s worst photographer”) tries to learn about videos, Movie Maker and how to upload. So thought he’d share with fellow “petrol-heads”. Enjoy…

PS: Sorry about the singing drowning out Murray Walker’s commentary, as I experiment “pushing my own non-techno limits”

“the world’s worst photographer and definitely not Steven Spielberg”

The champions of F1 (Part 2)

February 3, 2014

Part 2 of a tribute video to the champions of F1

JENSON BUTTON WON THE MONACO F1 GP 2009

February 2, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mj8aUD-MBU

Jenson Button celebrates winning the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 24, 2009 in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Also see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6tszLPCB1k

Sharing Some Quotes from the “late, great” Ayrton Senna

January 23, 2014

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Article Title: Sharing Some Quotes from the “late, great” Ayrton Senna

Submitted by Craig Lock
Key Words: Motor racing, Ayrton Senna,, sport, elite performance, champion, champions, Formula 1, great racing drivers, racing drivers, champion drivers, Grand Prix drivers, Grand Prix champions, Formula One champions/drivers, mind, mind-power, “the zone”, success, success principles,
achievement , excellence (enough there now, craig!)
Web sites:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.
Obsessive or WHAT!

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!)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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SHARING SOME QUOTES FROM THE “LATE, GREAT” AYRTON SENNA

(from ‘The Yellow Helmet’ by craig lock)

“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”

– “the great” Ayrton

A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing is 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)

“Then you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

I was already on pole, then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going. Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else, including my team mate with the same car.

And suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.

It was like I was in a tunnel. Not only the tunnel under the hotel but the whole circuit was a tunnel. I was just going and going, more and more and more and more. I was way over the limit but still able to find even more.

Because in a split second, it’s gone.

Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.

Fear is exciting for me.

I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It’s a way of life for me.

I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s.

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.

If you have God on your side, everything becomes clear.

I am able to experience God’s presence on earth.

It’s going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I’ll risk saying that we’ll be lucky if something really serious doesn’t happen.

Money is a strange business. People who haven’t got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles.

My biggest error? Something that is to happen yet.

Of course there are moments that you wonder how long you should be doing it because there are other aspects which are not nice, of this lifestyle. But I just love winning.

On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.

The danger sensation is exciting. The challenge is to find new dangers.

Then suddenly something just kicked me. I kind of woke up and realised that I was in a different atmosphere than you normally are. My immediate reaction was to back off, slow down.

There are no small accidents on this circuit.

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These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.

Wealthy men can’t live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.

When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough.

Winning is the most important. Everything is consequence of that.

Women – always in trouble with them, but can’t live without them.

You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not.

You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.

Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me, it’s part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.”

– Ayrton Senna

Sourced from: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/ayrton_senna_2.html#ixzz1PeuTrxjj

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If YOU set your heart on it, you can test, challenge and surpass your own “perceived limits” and YOU too can became a champion (your OWN)!

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.

Shared (with thanks) by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributer + totally unmusical motor racing fanatic and passionate petrol-head “)

“A champion is not a title, but a set of qualities: Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with dedication, 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’d rather attempt something great and fail, rather than attempting nothing and succeed.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

“Some people see things as they are and say ‘why?’. I see the dreams that never were and say ‘why not?'”

– Bobby Kennedy

“Our talents are our gifts from God…

but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

About the submitter:

Craig is a motor racing “fanatic” ( a “passionate petrol-head”), who loves to test his own writing limits and challenge his imagination to the’fullest’. He 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.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various books on motor racing) are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The Yellow Helmet is available at http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Helmet-White-Helmets-ebook/dp/B006E8TABM

His various e-books on his great love/passion motor racing (including the White, Yellow, Red and Blue Helmets) are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.
Obsessive or WHAT!

 

PPS

THE WILL TO WIN

“To drive fearlessly to win is to win another race – the race against fear –

(trophies themselves are but symbols to delight old age);

To challenge your fellow man in peaceful pursuit

Of courage is the epitome of courage;

To lose the race with grace is the embodiment of grace itself.

To triumph is to achieve glory

But glory is empty without the overthrow of fear, the acquisition

Of courage, of grace –

For the possession of these is the true glory.

Good breeding is displayed in the ability to lose well

And is primarily engendered by respect:

Respect is created by the acknowledgement not of the other man’s shortcomings or faults

But essentially the acknowledgement of his virtues –

For without virtue

What is man – be he on the track challenging the fates,

Or on a bed of sleep?

L.F.

(from The International Grand Prix Book of Motor Racing (Edited by Michael Frewin and first published by Leslie Frewin, London in 1965)

“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’.”

“Aim at the stars, because you might just reach them.”

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

-Ayrton Senna

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Sharing Some Quotes by the Great Grand Prix Drivers (from ‘The Red Helmet’)

January 22, 2014

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Article Title: Sharing Some Quotes by the Great Grand Prix Drivers (from ‘The Red Helmet’)

Submitted by Craig Lock
Key Words: Motor racing, motor sport, The Red Helmet, Ayrton Senna,, sport, elite performance, champion, champions, Formula 1, great racing drivers, racing drivers, champion drivers, Grand Prix drivers, Grand Prix champions, Formula One champions/drivers, motor racing quotes, mind, mind-power, “the zone”, success, success principles,
achievement , excellence (enough there now, craig!)
Web sites:

Submitter’s web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
(Obsessive…or WHAT!)
 
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!)

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

 

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SHARING SOME QUOTES BY THE GREAT GRAND PRIX DRIVERS

A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing is 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)

 

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“This was such an important victory for me. It’s the old thing everyone says: you win your first Grand Prix and your mentality changes. Before you thought you could do it; now you know you can.”

– the words of triple World Champion, Alain Prost after winning the French Grand Prix in July 1981

“I don’t give a shit for fame, I don’t give a shit for society. I don’t want to make friends with anybody who’s important. I just want to win.”

– Nelson Piquet (two-time Brazilian world champion)

Some balance in your life now please, Nelson (and not values to impart to young Nelson, jnr)

“All the top drivers are difficult people with complex personalities. I wouldn’t go so far as to say nice guys finish last; but the best Formula 1 drivers are driven, motivated, pushy, won’t-accept-second-best, immensely competitive people. That’s what makes them so good – because they’re bastards.”

– team owner, Frank Williams

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Ayrton Senna

(Recently voted the best Grand Prix driver of all time by over 200 past and current drivers)

“If anybody ever sold their soul to win a championship, Senna did; the commitment was just frightening. Every time he was in the car, he was out to prove to everyone, he was the next World Champion. Now he has done it (in 1988), and has the chance to turn down the wick that he’s been burning so intensely all year, he may be able to go on to this thing called ‘greatness’ and become the best driver of his era.’

– Irish driver, John Watson

“Suddenly I realised that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was kind of driving by instinct, only I was in a different dimension. I was way over the limit; but still I was able to find even more. It frightened me, because I realised I was well beyond my conscious understanding.”

“Senna is a genius. I define genius as just the right side of imbalance. He is highly developed to the point, where he is almost over the edge. It’s a close call.”

– British driver and now TV commentator, Martin Brundle

“Ayrton has a small problem. He thinks he can’t kill himself, because he believes in God and I think that’s very dangerous for the other drivers.”

– Alain Prost (Senna s great rival and triple world-champion)

“I think the guy is a nutter. He is completely out of control.”

– Irish driver Eddie Irvine, who became team-mate to Michael Schmacher at Ferrari

“Prost is very wound up at the moment – and I think, to some extent, he’s wound himself up. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen him lose his cool. Unfortunately, it seems that Senna has got the psychological war completely won. At the moment I think Alain’s motivation is suspect, although his motivation certainly isn’t. But I think being bonked on the head by Senna has, if anything, pushed iot downhill rather than uphill.”

– the thoughts of colourful former British World Champ, James Hunt on the Senna-Prost feud of the late eighties early 1990’s, which started when they were “equal number ones” at McLaren

(similarly to Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2008 but with far greater intensity and animosity)

“I think that, in comparison to Ayrton, my speed is OK. He’s just perfect. He’s confident within himself, after all the success he has had. It’s rubbish to say I can beat him. He’s consistently perfect.”

– Austrian Gerhard Berger

Ayrton Senna’s search for perfection took him to places where no driver had been before.

“Ayrton had won the race (1992 Hungarian GP in Budapest) and as I stood on the podium and tried to take in the enormity of it all, he was in a most benevolent mood. He put his arm around me, hugged me, and said: ‘Well done, Nigel. It’s such a good feling, isn’t it? Now you know why I’m such a bastard. I don’t ever want to lose the feeling or let anyone else experience it.'”

“Prost has a Wiliams contract and he has a clause in there which vetoes me driving… and there’s nothing you can do about it. He simply doesn’t want to compete with me in the same car.”

– Senna

Other sources of reference include the following publications: ‘Autocar’, ‘Autosport’, ‘F1 Racing’, ‘Grand Prix International’, ‘Motoring News’, ‘Motor Racing’, ‘Motor Sport’, ‘The Autocar’ and ‘The Engineer’.

“I love to feel a racing car around me, to feel the way it holds me.

I love to make it do all that it was built to do, and then a little bit more.”

– Stirling Moss, my boyhood hero and the greatest driver never to win the coveted world championship (he came second four times)

“That day I had everything turned on and firing on all cylinders. I was ready to do anything. Whichever way you looked at it, it was an extraordinary race. When it was all over, I was convinced that I would never be able to drive like that again never! I had reached the limit of my concentration and will to win. Those were the two things that allowed me to take the risks I did that day. I knew I could win; but I knew equally I could lose.

I was stretching myself to the limit. I was trying out new things, pushing myself further at many blind spots, where I never before had the courage to go the limit. I was never a daredevil, never a spectacular driver. I would try to win as slowly as possible. Until that race I had never demanded more of myself or the cars. Whenever I shut my eyes, it was as if I were in the race again, making those leaps in the dark on those curves, where I had never before had the courage to push things so far. For two days I experienced delayed action apprehension at what I had done, a feeling that had never come over me after any other race, a feeling that still returns to me this day when I think about that time. I had never driven as I drove then; but I also knew I’d never be able to go as fast again- ever!”

And Juan Manuel Fangio didn’t. That epic race, the German Grand Prix in the year 1957 was to be the five-time Argentinian world champion’s last victory!

I was taught that everything is attainable, if you re prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, if you want to do it badly enough. However, most humans quit too soon in life.”

– former British racing driver Stirling Moss’s famous quote

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“Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that spark of the divine, that still stirs witin each one of us.”

– the words of Barack Obama in accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway

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 COMMITMENT and PERSISTENCE.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including his various books on motor racing) are available at:

Submitter’s web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

His new books ‘The Winning Way and ‘The Red Helmet’ are already available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCTWFW)

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
(Obsessive…or WHAT!)

“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’.”

These thoughts may be freely published

PPS

THE WILL TO WIN

“To drive fearlessly to win is to win another race – the race against fear –

(trophies themselves are but symbols to delight old age);

To challenge your fellow man in peaceful pursuit

Of courage is the epitome of courage;

To lose the race with grace is the embodiment of grace itself.

To triumph is to achieve glory

But glory is empty without the overthrow of fear, the acquisition

Of courage, of grace –

For the possession of these is the true glory.

Good breeding is displayed in the ability to lose well

And is primarily engendered by respect:

Respect is created by the acknowledgement not of the other man’s shortcomings or faults

But essentially the acknowledgement of his virtues –

For without virtue

What is man – be he on the track challenging the fates,

Or on a bed of sleep?

L.F.

(from The International Grand Prix Book of Motor Racing (Edited by Michael Frewin and first published by Leslie Frewin, London in 1965)

“Aim at the stars, because you might just reach them.”

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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