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The style counsel

11 months ago

Writer:

Karun Chandhok | Racing driver

Date:

11 November 2021

The world of sport is packed with stars who deliver exceptional performances in their chosen discipline using their own unique style of play. Notable examples include the power of Serena Williams, Roger Federer’s grace and tactical placement, the aggression of Virat Kohli or the sheer forcefulness of a fast bowler such as Mitchell Starc, which contrasts with the all-round brilliance of a player like Ian Botham.

Throughout the history of motor racing, drivers have won races and championships using different styles of driving. This often reflects where they started their careers and the type of kart or car they drove in their formative years, but it’s also a reflection of – and therefore an insight into – their personalities.

Of course cars, tyres and tracks have evolved a great deal over the years, so the method of extracting the maximum performance from a car has evolved too, but it’s still interesting to see how drivers from the same era have employed such different techniques.

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