It’s interesting to read peoples comments on what they wish they knew when they started karting that they have learnt over time.
For me, it’s the importance of asking questions from more experienced drivers.
As a kid, I would watch a lot of races and some of these drivers have now gone onto racing in Supercars, Indy Car and Formula 1. But they generally all started in karting, and have the time of day for you when you ask them a question. Whether that be a certain corner, how to get a better race start or what corners to overtake on.
I was fortunate these drivers gave me the time of day, to help me build as a driver and gain confidence.
I think currently, a lot of newcomers are afraid or nervous to speak with people who have been in the sport a long time, but it’s a great asset to learn from if you have the opportunity.
Keen to hear what others have learnt along the way.