Hamilton: Danger in F1 excites me

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed in an interview that the dangerous side of racing is something that excites him, setting him and his colleagues apart from other sportsmen.

The 2008 world champion spoke about this aspect of Formula One during an interview with Al Jareeza, also revealing that he suffers from nerves despite his cool and calm demeanor.

“Trying to control your nerves is such a challenge,” Hamilton explained. “Even today I still have nerves. If I don’t have those nerves it means I’m not prepared.”

The knowledge that a big accident could come at any moment may scare many, but Hamilton is spurred on by this.

“It definitely is dangerous and I’m glad that it still has that danger factor to it because that’s what makes it so exciting. That’s what separates us from, you know, any other sport.”

Many purists criticize the modern sport, believing that it lacks the danger and challege that was once present thanks to driver aids and other advancements in technology. However, there have been no deaths in the sport since 1994, proving just how far safety standards have come, but incidents such as Robert Kubica’s accident in 2007 proves that danger is still present.

IndyCar: Being a father is most important to Will Power, not even Indy 500 win

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Even though he just won the biggest race in the world two weeks ago, there’s no question what is more important to Will Power: being a father or winning the Indianapolis 500.

“Being Beau’s father,” Power said of his 17-month-old son Beau.

Check out a special Father’s Day video by the elder Power and his wife Liz — as well as Beau, of course — below (video courtesy IndyCar):