Open wheel racing.

I woke up this morning after a particularly vivid dream in which I found myself behind the wheel of a Formula-3 car. Yes, I know, it is sort of like my sub-conscious aspiring to get the bronze medal in the olympics rather than the gold. Actually, I think the explanation is more mundane. I saw a video on youtube of someone driving an F3 car before I went to bed and it struck me that driving one would probably be a lot of fun. It looked doable.
Driving an F1 car would be no fun at all; the thing is too expensive, too fragile, and I would be too busy trying to breathe and keep my head upright. Not to mention that I'd spend most of my concentration on not putting the thing in the barriers and have no concentration left to cane the heck out of it.

An F3 car looked like hard work, but doable.

This got me thinking.

The Skip Barber Racing School. Laguna Seca. They're having some courses there in the spring. Not in anything close to F3 cars, but those 2-litre Skip Barber series things. That looks more than just doable. That looks downright possible.

Also, Laguna Seca is on my list of the four tracks I'd like to drive: Nordschleife, Spa Francorchamps, Suzuka and Laguna Seca. (One down so far).

Hmm. It's going to be a long winter of pondering.


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  2. Oh dear, this is going to be expensive. And I'm drunk right now.

  3. @stalehd: surfing the Internet while drunk is far more dangerous (and expensive) than anything you can do in a car :-)