You draw it from two perspectives: the exterior (the engine, tires, wheels) and the interior. That’s all.
One thing I can tell you is this: The engine, tires, wheels and the interior of the race car are all there to help you make the best decisions when it comes to the car and the drivers. If I’m driving under caution, then I’m going to be turning that throttle down. If a car passes me, I’m going to be pushing the accelerator. If I’m driving the speed limit, I’m going to be doing the brake. There’s a whole host of things that have to be done when it comes to racing.
That’s the reason that race cars are considered “art.” That means that when you build your car, you have to make sure that the car’s actually going as far as you want it to go without making any mistakes.
I guess the big thing about the racing element is the ability to do things outside of how they are shown in a race, and that’s kind of the beauty of it. If you look at the Grand Prix, it looks like a Formula 1 race, and I love having that element.
If I’m going to take my time in the pit lane to get a car on track, I have to get that car on line right away because I want to get as many laps as I can in the race. And when it comes time to speed up, I make sure I’m getting the fastest lap time that I can get, so I can get to the race.
That’s really been my philosophy in my career. I think the reason why I’m so successful is because I like to challenge myself. I want to make sure that if the opportunity arises, I can make a good case, and I get there first.
How do you think racing has changed over the years?
Racing today is more aggressive than it ever has been. It’s still like a Formula 1 race, but it’s more aggressive. In the past, it was more about just racing to the finish. Now you have to be able to adapt and think outside of the box, and sometimes that can make you a little weaker.
I know that everybody thinks they know what to do, but I feel like racing has grown and improved over the years. I think it’s great now that I’ve realized that I can take certain risks and still do the same things, because it allows me to compete.