Racecar driving is my passion, not just a hobby. I think I was destined for it.
I have followed autoracing for years and aspire to be as good as many of the racers who have sped through records and made history. I like to compete! When racing resumes post-Covid19, I hope to become a force to be reckoned with, like the following drivers who have taken their place in racing’s history books:
Known for both his wins and style of racing, Jeff Gordon had an unbeatable passion for racing. He is a premier NASCAR driver, having collected 88 wins, four championship titles, and three Daytona 500 cups in his racing career that ended in 2015 when he retired. Many NASCAR fans believe Gordon to be one of the best drivers in history and remains one of the most entertaining NASCAR drivers.
As a four-time Formula One Champion and the second-most F1 titles of all time, Alain Prost is known in the world of racing as the most iconic French racecar driver. He drove very intuitively, maintaining a smooth and relaxed style of driving. His “intellectual” driving style earned him the nickname, “The Professor.” Prost’s driving skills also helped him hold the record for most Grand Prix victories in history from 1987 until 2001.
Beginning his career in karting, Ayrton Senna eventually rose to become an elite driver and experienced legendary success. Many regard him as the greatest racecar driver ever, thanks to his incredible Formula One career. Senna gained dozens of wins and a trio of championship titles from his numerous F1 race entries. Although Senna’s career sadly came to an abrupt end at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when he suffered a fatal crash, he will always be considered one of the greatest Formula One drivers.
Another racer who has earned a spot as one of the all-time greats is Michael Schumacher. The German driver made history in the mid-’90s when he locked down seven F1 championship titles. He now holds the record for F1 championship titles and the most wins (91) after beating Alain Prost’s record in 2001. Schumacher won the most races in a single season, as well as setting the record for most fastest laps.
While this isn’t an exhaustive list—omitting the likes of Earnhardt, Petty, and Foyt—I admire these men for their dedication to the sport and their incredible “drive” for success.