I have to accept risk as a racing driver.
I was extremely lucky. I had some huge crashes and yet I am still here, thanks to God.
The racing driver's mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.
Also, I am very religious. It gave me peace of mind all my career.
You have to visualize a second or two ahead of your car what line you are taking, what you are going to do, before you get there because it comes too fast.
To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!
A racing driver has to be a good driver.
I know if someone is coming from my right side. I could feel it.
Indy car racing is much more aggressive.
I wanted to be the best in the world.
You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.
I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world.
I based in Brazil, Sao Paulo, but I come very often to the states, and I travel all over the world.
When I came to America Al Unser, Jr. was very difficult. And Bobby Unser.
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