I have always been intrigued by athletes who can perform under pressure. While many would crumble when the heat is on, they not only perform, they excel.
Being a racing driver is about as pressured as it can get. At speeds sometimes in excess of 200 miles per hour, these guys have to make split-second decisions with courage and skill in order to win a race and stay out of trouble. The sort of trouble that can be very bad for your health!
I was lucky enough to experience first-hand what these drivers go through when former DTM champion and F1 test driver Gary Paffett agreed to teach me how to drive a Mercedes C63 at Brands Hatch near London. FULL POST
This was supposed to be the final.
Until Australia lost to Ireland during the pool stage, the number one and two rugby teams in the world - New Zealand’s All Blacks and Australia’s Wallabies - were expected to top their groups and not face each other until the World Cup final on October 23. FULL POST