Got to love racing

Quotes from some big (and not so big) names in racing

Formula 1 has been taking a lot of slack for being not “exciting” enough. Like Denis, I am a fan and have been for a long time and will continue to be one probably till I’m playing with my own drool in some old folks home. In any case, whatever your choice of motor-sport poison, you’ll have to agree that there’s nothing quite like a good race. And after the absolute mayhem and fun of both Silverstone and Hungaroring, I thought it appropriate that we take a few moments to look at some great quotes from racing.

McRae in the Ford Focus RS WRC
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast driversColin McRae
If the car feels like it is on rails, you are probably driving too slowRoss Bentley
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build enginesEnzo Ferrari
I make my cars to go, not to stopEttore Buggati
The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical –  Murray Walker
Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are gamesErnest Hemingway
Second place is just the first place loserDale Earnhardt
Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controlsStirling Moss
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car downMario Andretti
Hans Stuck at Sepang, 2008
Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was builtHenry Ford
When I raced a car last it was at a time when sex was safe and racing was dangerous. Now, it’s the other way roundHans Stuck
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dogDamon Hill
He ran out of talent about halfway through the cornerBuddy Baker
Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary…that’s what gets you Jeremy Clarkson
Mr. Bentley – He builds fast trucksEttore Bugatti
Schumacher at Sepang, 2006, in his final season with Ferrari
Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax – Jackie Stewart
I am an artist. The track is my canvas and my car is the brush – Graham Hill
I always thought records were there to be broken – Michael Schumacher
Oversteer is hitting the wall with the back of the car. Understeer is hitting the wall with the front. Countersteer is when you haven’t decided which end you want to hitUnknown