Not so long time ago, Franz Tost told to journalists that Modern F1 drivers too fit for mistakes.
It means that Formula 1 drivers in the past were used to be ordinary people. Something caught my attention. It is not about drivers’ bad habits or will doing something to complicate the conditions for new performances, because they are more like fitness robots, no.
Do you know what conclusions I’ve done? It will be more difficult to become the best F1 driver for now, and Lewis Hamilton is the best Formula 1 driver of our time. What kind of qualities should have the best F1 driver? Why?
I think I will join Mr. Tost opinion and continue this thought.
Why do I say “more difficult”? It is not that “difficult” when you have to work hard and try hards and, maybe after a few years….no, it is that “difficult” means almost impossible.
Why am I talking about the best F1 drivers?
Because the best means the most, that racing driver has those qualities that are distinguished from all others. And the first thing that I realized after the interview Mr. Tost, is psychological endurance.
You need this pure power to be the best F1 driver.
There is not enough to be strong to become the best F1 driver. Mr. Franz Tost says that we have respect modern sportsmen, they are incredibly strong and have professional training. It looks like they are fitness maniacs of our time, robots. However, he talks not about only one or most of Formula 1 pilots, this about all and every sportsman in Formula 1. This resembles a huge arena with gladiators on the ring.
Everyone knows the rules, one of your emotional mistakes and you’re out of bounds, penalty, etc. Psychological endurance. Why? Because everyone is equally strong.
*Honest emotions and social network star
Presently, we have regulations, rules; Lewis Hamilton knows exactly when he can give vent to his emotions and speak honestly.
*Requirements of uniqueness.
Anyway, what is that main driver’s feature that directs the boss when he makes an important decision? And here it is clear that it is not enough to have charisma, emotionality, physical characteristics, and mental endurance, you have to be a leader. The most important thing is not to be afraid of being a leader.
I was talking about rules and regulations, but you can see a real leader from afar. He doesn’t afraid to say “no” if he does not agree. These are the qualities of Max Verstappen. So Mr. Verstappen is the best Formula 1 driver of modern time, in my opinion, but I don’t think that’s news to you.)
Why is Lewis Hamilton the best Formula 1 driver of modern time?
Now add up all the qualities I wrote about. It’s a success story built brick by brick, step by step. Mr. Hamilton created and built himself piece by piece. And let’s face it, there is no physical strength that distinguishes him from the rest.
We do not know how strong he is physically and how much he likes fitness, but we know that he is engaged with music, a vegetarian and has a popular Instagram account. He knows what, where, and when to saying especially on the racetrack. This is a man of our, our – modern time.
The requirements to F1 drivers become higher and higher, every time with big development and popularity of Motorsport. What enough yesterday is not enough today. However, these add the uniqueness to Formula 1 and allows it to be a unique modern kind of Motorsport.
However, no matter how pessimistic it may look, there are some things that differentiate us from others: talent and our behavior in unusual situations. No matter what robots and fitness maniacs were modern driver being. The best driver is someone who can quickly adapt and showing his talent in the difficult modern regulations of Formula 1.
This post doesn’t claim to be a psychological scientific article, just musings, musings for you and your beautiful day!