Greetings, dear reader! How are you feeling this day? I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story or just going to watch, but this story made a strong impression. Let’s do a cup of coffee, I will tell you my experience…
What’s the best quote of The Juan Manuel Fangio Story?
Never think of your car as a cold machine, but as a hot-blooded horse.
Next hour the great racers will be telling you that now we live in a completely different era, more computer-based, safety, and probably this is the secret. Whether it’s good or bad is up to you. However, today every Formula 1 driver knows his work from a to z. They know the combinations of F1 car settings by heart – like a delicate recipe, a unique chemical formula.
Why should to watch The Juan Manuel Fangio Story?
Atmospheric, kind, inspiring.
I realized that earlier the greatness of racing driver wasn’t in the number of victories, but in the ability. The ability to find a language with any race car, to choose the right setting, to make any race car go fast, even if there are 4 wheels only – this is an art.
This becomes even more art when everything is being done by a driver or mechanic without any technologies. How? Yes, by hands, by touch, if you want with the help of intuition or the sixth sense. And this is about Juan Manuel Fangio. I don’t say that today there are no such talents, they are, but there are technologies, computers system . Even there are Instagram and Twitter when every racing driver can tell about his lap, race, and SS. But in this storytelling will have no former human openness.