Only the drivers who apply this technique instinctively will become champions. Getting to the top in motor racing requires the ability to drive a car consistently close to the performance limits of its tyres, engine and chassis: the sport ruthlessly weeds out those who cannot raise their car-control skills to the highest levels. But a driver who reaches the top international level (such as Formula One or Indycar racing) finds that most competitors possess very similar abilities. So what marks out the champions?
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