The best Quotes by Colin McRae

The best Quotes by Colin McRae

Colin Steele McRae (5 August 1968 – 15 September 2007) was a British rally driver.

Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.
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At the end of the day, I got involved in all this because I enjoy driving cars and driving them as fast as possible. If I was going to be remembered for anything, I would like it to be for that.
Rallying is a sport in which accidents do happen. You have to respect the conditions you face.
If in doubt, go flat out.
You're here for a good time, not a long time.
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If you're too methodical, too fearful, you're not going to win. But the clever thing is to make the calculation correctly about where and when to go over the top. You've got to know when to push it and when to come back.

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When you're in a race, the cockpit is gonna be a 140 F. G-Forces will be twice of what an astronaut experiences upon lift-off.
Jack Salter in Gran Turismo
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The smell of fuel, driving on the limit on the edge of sliding, it just gives you a lot of adrenaline.
In the end, racing is about leaving work first.
Fatality is part of the game. We have to accept the element of risk that F1 shares with a sport like boxing.
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Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
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I'm 74 and I don't have enough time left to waste it, waiting in waiting in front of a charging station.
While accelerating, the tears of joy have to horizontally run towards your ears.
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I've got my best race still ahead of me.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
I will retire from competing in Formula 1 by the end of this year.
Sebastian Vettel - July 2022, about retiring from Formula 1
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If you're involved in motor racing, I think everyone dreams of competing in Formula One events one day. And that's my dream too.
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I always thought records were there to be broken.
Every morning I wake up with new ideas.
I never made a damn dime until I started doing what I wanted.
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Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.
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I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.
I'm lucky because I don't feel too much pressure - it's only in the last hour before the race, and even then it's good, positive pressure.
World Champion! This is just unbelievable. I started racing with my dad many years ago. We dreamed of becoming a World Champion - and now we are.
Max Verstappen - December 2021
If you start doubting yourself like that, thinking, 'Am I good enough?' - maybe there is a reason you're thinking that.
Drinking is much safer than sports. You can't get hurt, only hungover.
Formula 1 would be a paradise without the media.
Formula 1 is the second best thing in the world.
It's not easy to be perfect, but someone has to be.
The way I drive, the way I handle a car, is an expression of my inner feelings.
You can knock me down, but I get up twice as strong.
You never win by yourself alone. The day you think otherwise is the day you'll start to lose.
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Second is the first of the losers.
Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines.
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Everything comes to those who wait... except a cat.
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.
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You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love.
If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough.
There's no such thing as peace in Formula 1.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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