The 2010 race season is now over with most of the racing industry already well along in their plans for 2011. For a driver like myself, coming off of a few seasons in an entry level professional series, the end of the season means it’s time for the real work to begin. Not being a fully established driver yet means there won’t be much relaxation in the "off season".
In previous blogs I’ve mentioned the importance of the business aspect of being a race car driver and the conclusion of the race season means that angle kicks into full swing. Discussions with potential partners moves into high gear and drivers begin to contact race teams as they shop around for a place to race in the upcoming season.
My plans for 2011 are slowly evolving and hopefully we will be able to make some announcements early in the New Year. Decisions on what to race and where to do it are all very important, but I am in the fortunate position of knowing that next year I will have a chance to continue moving forward with my racing career.
At the end of each race season the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) holds a gala awards dinner in Monaco where they hand out awards for the various race series under the FIA umbrella. This year the Formula 1 season definitely delivered, as you would expect from the pinnacle level of motorsports.
If you ever wonder why people have an interest in motor racing, I highly recommend watching this highlight video of the 2010 Formula 1 season which was shown at the FIA Gala dinner. It’s an excellent video that really captures the essence of racing at the highest level.