But let's consider something more pleasant. For every young man that those same gods take, a dozen inexplicably grow old. Men like Ghinzani, Beltoise, and countless others had even more countless narrow escapes. Some drivers have zoomed past dozens of serious accidents without ever suffering any themselves.
Who would you say, in terms of having a long career and injuries escaped, might be the luckiest of all? Has there been somebody whose career spanned decades at racing speed, and for whom blisters were their most fearsome injury? I'm not speaking of luck in terms of success but in terms of a fantastically dangerous sports treating particular people exceptionally delicately.
Edited by Andrew Hope, 27 November 2018 - 22:13.