Destin at Smarter Every Day has duped me again. Lured in with the promise of super cool high speed camera footage of exploding glass, I’ve unintentionally learnt something. Damn you Destin!
The sheer number of pieces is just mind boggling. And for a race car of any stripe everything has to be right for there to be a chance of being near the top at the end. In my mind, this is the hardest part of racing. A driver can only make so many mistakes, but for a mechanic the possibilities are almost endless. Think about that the next time you see a race car finish a race. No matter what place the car finishes it is a triumph. It is a triumph of a small group of people against infinite possibilities to screw the pooch.