Cam wrote:So, muscular reflex, nerv touch, body strength, brain awareness, the list goes on, means nothing? Guess all those personal trainers are there for show.
There is no one way to demonstrate this. But we could try to identify character traits and certain physical attributes that may form a pattern. This may show people with a predisposition to performing well in motorsports.
Think of it like a science experiment. What tests and results could we measure that don't have high variables.
Because of the cost associated with training a pilot, the selection process has become over the years very very critical. The Air Force (or other branches) have taken great pains to study past aviators and they now have a fairly accurate picture of the type of person they are looking for. They are looking for individuals that will not waste training dollars. That means they are looking for the type of person that will be able to go through the course successfully.
marcush. wrote:it´s a well known fact that winning in lower ranks and other series does not make you a contender in F1 .in fact lots of f1 champs for one reason or another have not shown a lot before grabbing their chance in F1 ...Damon Hill one very striking example.
Cam wrote:F1 is a different beast and I agree that many drivers with great potential have come and simply not performed. So do we stop judging a driver once they get to F1?
The connotations are the car simply plays a bigger part.
They want to see if your are a calm, problem solver with the ability to effectively communicate. You are not only be judged on your ability to fly, but in your ability to lead men into combat (you will be an officer) so they are interested in natural leadership qualities/tendencies as well.
Cam wrote:Would drivers who are more successful in the modern era actually have a better fundamental understanding of engineering. To put it another way, take 2 drivers of similar talent and give one an engineering degree with a major in aeronautics. Would this actually be where drivers need to go to stay ahead of the pack? Would it make a difference?
Pierce89 wrote:Cam wrote:Would drivers who are more successful in the modern era actually have a better fundamental understanding of engineering. To put it another way, take 2 drivers of similar talent and give one an engineering degree with a major in aeronautics. Would this actually be where drivers need to go to stay ahead of the pack? Would it make a difference?
If so, maybe the degree I'm working will get me a drive instead of a job! Seriously though, I think you're onto something. While they still wouldn't allow the driver to do actual engineering, I think it could greatly increase the driver's ability to know what sort of chassis adjustment might help.(rather than just saying "I have undrsteer", Maybe he could say "I need a softer front bar to move some load transfer to the back")
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