Why motorsport is harder than ever

Why motorsport is harder than ever

Driving a racing car looks easier than ever to many outsiders in the modern era, but the depth of professionalism and skill required even at modest levels is getting ever greater

Long evenings spent at motorsport events offer ample chance for hypothetical chat. One of my favourite examples concerns a former Autosport journalist and a British motor racing commentator of fine repute.

They argue over the outcome of building a time machine and transporting Jim Clark - in his pomp - forward to the modern era of Formula 1, while sending an average grand prix driver of the current day back to Clark's time.

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