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Racing Driver Quotes


"A racing driver has to be a good driver." - Emerson Fittipaldi

"I have to accept risk as a racing driver." - Emerson Fittipaldi

"The racing driver needs to be fed a diet of other racing drivers." - Carroll Smith

"Juan Fangio was the great man of racing, whilst Stirling Moss was the epitome of a racing driver." - Jackie Stewart

"I'm a good driver." - Ian Somerhalder

"Gilles was the fastest driver in the history of motor racing" - Jody Scheckter

"Ukyo Katayama is undoubtedly the best Formula One driver that Grand Prix racing has ever produced" - Murray Walker

"My No. 1 goal in racing was never to be the most popular driver." - Brad Keselowski

"The builder of the best racing car is not necessarily its best driver." - Hans Selye

"From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy." - Jackie Stewart

"By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing -competing to win." - Ayrton Senna

"Racing amuses me." - Enzo Ferrari

"I feel comfortable around every driver out there and each driver is in charge of their own car, but you feel very secure racing the competition out there." - Kurt Busch

"I am a very good driver - a defensive driver." - Kelly Carlson

"I remember all the entertainment shows showing pictures of Nicole Scherzinger annnnd that racing driver she was hanging around with." - Bob Varsha

"If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver." - Ayrton Senna

"Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game." - Caroll Shelby

"When I was a kid, I wanted to be a footballer and racing driver, like all kids." - Diego Della Valle

"Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game." - Carroll Shelby

"I love swimming because racing." - Ryan Lochte

"I enjoy Saturday night racing." - Dale Earnhardt

"A stubborn ass needs a stubborn driver" - Khaled Hosseini

"The designated driver?a friend for life!" - Anonymous

"I'm a very, very conservative driver." - Emile Hirsch

"Ayrton Senna was an extraordinary racing driver. His skills, craft, subtlety and courage were of such magnitude that he dwarfed his generation of drivers." - Ron Dennis

"If you are a straightforward racing driver you should always see your limits. You have to be objective and not come up with any bullshit." - Niki Lauda

"I am someone who places great value on the detail. That was always the case, even in my days as a racing driver." - Niki Lauda

"I think you grow up wanting to be a racing driver. Then it dawns on you that it's not going to happen." - Dominic Cooper

"I think I was always realistic - well, not the Percy thing, that was ridiculous - but I never dreamed of being a racing car driver or anything." - Alan Titchmarsh

"Beside the brand-ambassador elements of the modern racing driver, the evolution of the athlete has mandated that as drivers, we are very committed to fitness." - Charlie Kimball

"Pressure is always a part of a racing driver's life, but my father helped me a lot on my way to becoming a F1 driver." - Nico

"Pressure is always a part of a racing driver's life, but my father helped me a lot on my way to becoming a F1 driver." - Nico Rosberg

"I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. Everyone wanted to be a racing driver." - Ridley Scott

"I want to be up front racing." - Dale Earnhardt

"Horse racing is waning in popularity." - Elayne Boosler

"I am a trained, professional stunt driver. I'm a great driver." - Andrea Parker

"A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he's persuasive." - Demetri Martin

"To me, God is like this happy bus driver." - Jerry Stahl

"I am not a driver, I am a racer." - Stirling Moss

"Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole." - Eric Kripke

"Our internationalism is the driver of our nationalism." - Alex Salmond

"A designated driver helps you party another day." - Anonymous

"I'm from New York, so I'm not a big driver." - Dan Fogler

"I am like the little rock n' roll backseat driver." - Nina Blackwood

"My defensiveness in life really helps me as a driver." - Larry David

"Entertainment can be a more powerful driver than poverty." - Sugata Mitra

"The driver is safer when the roads are dry; the roads are safer when the driver is dry." - Anonymous

"You know, before I would think, my cab driver hates me. Now I think my limo driver hates me." - Ray Romano

"Because memory is time folding back on itself. To remember is to disengage from the present. In order to reach any kind of success in automobile racing, a driver must never remember." - Garth Stein

"You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that's designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, I? race to win." - Ayrton Senna

"You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that's designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, I race to win." - Ayrton Senna

"The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand." - Juan Manuel Fangio

"I would rather have racing without computers. The human side is forgotten, and instead of talking over what's happening and just trusting the feel of the driver, the data becomes almost more important." - Jacques Villeneuve

"I was happy to ski and play a lot of ice hockey. But I've come back because I was - and am - a racing driver. This is what I do." - Jacques Villeneuve

"Dating means two things; disillusionment or a racing heart." - Mae West

"Racing is not what I like to do; it's winning." - Jeff Gordon

"Racing drivers have balls, unfortunantly, none of them are crystal" - David Coulthard

"Racing through the field and hunting make the mind wild." - Laozi

"Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing." - Hunter S Thompson

"Racing is a matter of spirit not strength." - Janet Guthrie

"Finishing races is important, but racing is more important." - Dale Earnhardt

"The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended." - Enzo Ferrari

"I don't really study the guys that I'm racing against." - Ryan Hall

"I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing." - Lillie Langtry

"Anything happens in Grand Prix racing, and it usually does." - Murray Walker

"I've stopped racing to get to the red light." - Kyle Chandler

"Simply racing a Formula 1 car is an achievement." - Sebastian Vettel

"Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more." - Niki Lauda

"I don't play racing games, unless it's 'Mario Kart.'" - Scott Porter

"Again, racing for me was about energy management." - Frank Shorter

"If horse racing is the sport of kings, then drag racing must be the sport of queens." - Bert Sugar

"That strategy of racing for the top five and racing for the win is where everybody wants to be." - Dale Earnhardt

"In racing, they say that your car goes where your eyes go. The driver who cannot tear his eyes away from the wall as he spins out of control will meet that wall; the driver who looks down the track as he feels his tires break free will regain control of his vehicle." - Garth Stein

"Gone are the days when you could lie on a beach between races and still be in good enough shape to compete. Gone are the days when simply wearing a brand on your firesuit was enough to justify the marketing expense of an Indy Car. Racing an Indy Car is only about a quarter of my life as a racing driver." - Charlie Kimball

"By being a racing driver you are under risk all the time. By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win. And the main motivation to all of us is to compete for victory, it's not to come 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th. I race to win as long as I feel it's possible. Sometimes you get it wrong? Sure, it's impossible to get it right all the time. But I race designed to win, as long as I feel I'm doing it right," - Ayrton Senna

"A great race car driver in a bad car doesn't make great results. A great car and a bad race car driver doesn't make great results. You have to have both. It's the combination of driver and car." - Jeff Burton

"I sometimes think it ironic for an ex-seaman, longshoreman, truck driver, policeman, bus driver, etc... to find success writing children's novels." - Brian Jacques

"My father was a racing driver, his name is Don Halliday. I grew up with it all around me. I have always been into fast, dangerous sports, even as a child. As soon as I got in a car I knew it was for me and that I would enjoy racing and competing. My mother was also involved in Solo One. She always said I was like my father and would want to compete one day." - Liz Halliday

"The silence of snow, thought the man sitting just behind the bus driver." - Orhan Pamuk

"The primary driver of final consumer demand is, of course, the level of disposable income." - Peter Dicken

"It often takes more courage to be a passenger than a driver." - E L Konigsburg

"The rewards system is a powerful driver of behavior and therefore culture." - Lou Gerstner

"By the power of the superglue beer sword, I designate you my driver!" - John Green

"I am a nice person. I care about my driver having lunch, you know ..." - Barbra Streisand

"Civility is only a passenger - not a driver - on the information superhighway." - Don Rittner

"I'm a big non-believer in manual driver and kernel configuration, be it visual or not." - Linus Torvalds

"Every taxi driver I have ever spoken to has a theory of gender." - Judith Butler

"I went back to bumming around New York, writing freelance stuff for Car & Driver and such." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver." - Woody Allen

"I wanted to be a truck driver. I love driving long distances!!!" - Karen Mason

"If you ask any driver about their first trip to New York, it's always crazy." - Daughn Gibson

"Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead." - Mac McCleary

"You do not need to be the designated driver of someone's intoxicated ego." - Dodinsky

"DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver." - Ambrose Bierce

"The driver wanted Reacher more than he wanted an undamaged front bumper." - Lee Child

"Economics is a slave-driver. No one has free time; no one has any leisure." - James Hillman

"I don't see any possible excuse for any driver anywhere to endanger people." - Robert James Thomson

"My favorite driver is always either the bad guy or the underdog." - Bo Jackson

"I am a non discriminating driver. I want to kick everybody's ass!" - Greg Ray

"I'm not the greatest driver. I don't know if I'll ever master the art." - Naomie Harris

"A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light." - Henry Morgan

"I feel like I'm the most competitive driver in the motorhome lot. No matter what it is - whether we're racing, playing another sport or deciding who can run to that sign and back faster - I feel like I'm the most competitive person alive." - Denny Hamlin

"When I turned 16, I got my driver's license like the rest of my classmates, but I also got an extra present: a two-day practice session in a Formula Ford: my first open-wheel racing car and the first step on the ladder toward becoming a professional driver." - Charlie Kimball

"I never had any financial support or sponsors, and so I always had to, at every level, prove myself the hard way. I was five years in Japan before I got my debut at Le Mans. And I think this is a humble way to get through as a racing driver." - Tom Kristensen

"To be a racing driver it's essential you have very good eyesight, and that's especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you're travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving." - Allan Mcnish

"We have the best driver in the world in drifting and best guy in rally racing and stuff like that. So obviously there's a lot of stuff that I didn't do, but there's a lot of really incredible things that I don't think we've ever seen an actor do." - Sean William Scott

"I am a racer. I'm not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That's what I do. I don't go on vacations. I don't take my family on vacations because I don't have a family. My family is the racing family." - Tony Stewart

"I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be easy. You get given a good hand and the chance to race in Formula One. You think the driver can make the difference, can make up for everything else within the team. But that is not the case. You are racing in such a competitive sport so that doesn't happen." - Jenson Button

"Worry is like racing the engine of an automobile without letting in the clutch." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Cruelty is the luxury of those who have nothing to do, like drugs or racing stables." - Marguerite Yourcenar

"Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared" - Buddy Melges

"There is no average reason for a person getting involved in racing." - Bruce McLaren

"But I plan on dedicating specific training to track this winter for the next racing season." - Mark-Paul Gosselaar

"I'm forever gonna miss the start to the finish, the rush of racing downhill." - Picabo Street

"Racing is dangerous, but I've been in a lot worse situations as a pipe fitter." - Neil Bonnett

"Finding a sponsor is the toughest part of racing, tougher than driving." - Shawna Robinson

"I've had an interest in racing all my life, or longer really." - Kevin Keegan

"Can you giggle while racing for your life and protecting a six-year-old? I can." - James Patterson

"I love street races; theres something about racing in the middle of a city." - Romain Grosjean

"Racing is licking your opponent's plate clean before starting on your own" - Tim Krabbe

"Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work." - Kara Goucher

"Its always a little different, racing on your hometown track. It makes it more special." - Buddy Rice

"If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in." - Zig Ziglar

"When thought races ahead of Being, a civilization is racing towards destruction." - Jacob Needleman

"When I first started racing, my father said, Win the race as slow as you can." - Richard Petty

"I will drive flat out all the time... I love racing." - Gilles Villeneuve

"When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting." - Steve Mcqueen

"I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars." - Enzo Ferrari

"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway

"Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation." - Enzo Ferrari

"I've always said that racing in New York is performing on the big stage." - Ryan Hall

"Footballers are kept in such a bubble that horse racing is a release." - Gordon Taylor

"You might not think that's cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing." - Murray Walker

"And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing." - Murray Walker

"Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion." - Murray Walker

"Thoroughbred racing is really my true passion. I'm living my dream." - David Cassidy

"I don't put anything in front of taking ski racing and sports seriously." - Bode Miller

"But my passion is racing cars. It's what I like to do in my off time." - Mark-Paul Gosselaar

"Money, horse racing and women: three things the boys just can't figure out." - Will Rogers

"I love horse racing, I play golf, and I love travelling." - Ian Rush

"The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it." - Mark Russell

"If NASCAR racing gets any more exciting, I may not be able to stand it." - Roger Staubach

"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business." - John Steinbeck

"I've made a lot of friends over the years through racing, but we weren't necessarily teammates." - Juan Pablo Montoya

"I'm actually not a very good driver, to be honest with you. I'm a scatterbrain driver. I'm not very focused. I'm always trying to find the right music station or put on a new CD or trying to eat something." - Lauren Lee Smith

"I shan't be pulling the levers there but I shall be a very good back-seat driver." - Margaret Thatcher

"Ive been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder." - Neal Asher

"You are ten times more likely to get hit by a car when the driver is aiming for you." - Demetri Martin

"I think the most important thing for any driver is to know that he's getting equality of equipment and priority." - Christian Horner

"If a woman driver ahead of you signals a left turn, be careful, she may turn left." - Anonymous



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