Throughout the history of motorsports, racing drivers have devised catchphrases to put racing into context. Often, their words can apply not just to racing, but also to life in general. Here are 10 life lessons racing drivers have taught us over the years.
Recently, we lost Formula One great Sir Jack Brabham, whose out-of-print 1971 memoir, "When The Flag Drops" is a must-read for anyone who can find a copy. Already a legend by the mid-1960s, Brabham won the 1966 F1 championship behind the wheel of his own car, the Brabham BT19, powered by his own engine (built by Repco from the aluminum Buick/Oldsmobile 215ci, soon to be Rover V8), for his own team. No one had ever done that before, and it doesn't seem likely anyone will again, unless Jutta Benz plans to take over for Lewis Hamilton.