One of the most important roles in any form of motorsport is spotting, to be a driver’s eyes for the things he or she can’t see.
Steve Arpin, who used to spot himself, explains the challenges of the role in this Ford Performance video. In the same breath though, the driver of the No. 00 Loenbro Ford Fiesta ST for Chip Ganassi Racing in Red Bull Global Rallycross admits there’s one thing he prefers even more.
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.