World-class race car driver, commentator, and entrepreneur Derek Daly draws on his original research and firsthand experience with the legends of auto racing to explain why some individuals and teams reach their potential and others fail. In this crash course on the mechanics of success and the principles of high performance, Daly outlines the six key aspects of becoming a successful race car driver - whether mental, physical, mechanical or personal. He describes the strengths and weaknesses among different car drivers and details how these come into play in creating a champion. Written from years of personal experience, observation, and involvement with the racing world, this is an invaluable book for any racer, performance driver, and would-be racer.
Derek Daly is known in Motorsport circles around the world as a talented and passionate driver, writer, broadcaster, racing advisor, and businessman. He competed as a professional racing driver for 17 years before becoming a TV racing commentator, driving school entrepreneur, and public speaker. He is one of the few drivers to compete in all three of the world's most prestigious races: the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix, and the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race.