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David O'Reilly

A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.
Mar 15, 2011

Go placidly amid the wheel-spin and haste, and remember what peace there may be in a clean lap.
As far as possible without surrendering track position be on good terms with all other drivers.
Speak your lap time quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the slow who use assists they too have their story.
Avoid aggressive overtakes, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare your lap time others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser drivers on the grid than yourself.

Enjoy your top 10 achievements as well as your podium plans.
Keep interested in your set up, however complicated, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of tyre wear.

Exercise caution in your team changes; for the paddock is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for higher performance.
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself, wear your own helmet design.
Especially, do not feint in a braking zone.
Neither be critical about rules : for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment they are as necessary as the track.

Take kindly the counsel of the seasons, gracefully swapping pure pace for strategy. Surrendering the qualifying pace of of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden disconnects and game freezes. But do not distress yourself with rumours of lap times or plug-ins.
Many fears are born of tyre wear and being out of the points. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a driver on the grid no less than the winners and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the season is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with your God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your practice level and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of the season keep peace with your team mate.
With all its cut exceptions, disconnects, drive-throughs, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful league. Be ware of your brake marker on full fuel and cold tyres. Strive to be in the points.