This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
Winning in motor racing might be the hardest thing to do in sport.
Look at British rally driver Elfyn Evans who was cruising to his first World Rally Championship when he slid off the road Saturday in the Italian Alps at Rally Monza. Instead Evans had to watch teammate Sebastian Ogier celebrate his seventh world title in eight years. Tough…
Then Sunday, at the F1 race in Bahrain, George Russell was driving for Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton who was quarantined with Covid 19.
Russell was also cruising to a win Sunday when troubles with tires forced him to pit his Mercedes a couple times in the second half of the race. He had to settle for ninth, his first world championship points ever. But a sad consolation when he could taste victory minutes before.
The other end of the coin was Sunday’s F1 winner, Sergio Perez, only the second Mexican driver ever to win an F1 race. He came close to winning in Bahrain last week when the car blew up within sight of the finish. Sunday night, though, he closed the deal.
Anything can, and often, will beat you in a motor race not just the other driver.