Have you ever had the opportunity to have a multiple winner of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans on the passenger seat or to ride with him? One of these winners, Marcel Fässler, WEC World Champion 2012 (see blogpost 40) played a leading role, when The Castiron took part in a driver training in Lignières in Switzerland, last summer.
This small circuit allows speeds similar to those in a country with speed limits; to that, Marcel Fässler as an instructor, accustomed to high speed. This combination and the very personable manner of Marcel („the nice guy next door“) promised an unforgettable and incomparable experience.
Marcel on the passenger seat of Eleanor V, The Castiron’s Ford Mustang. The emphasis is on a very clean driving style, to handle the car with care as far as possible and self-reflexion to detect driving errors. To be fast in combination with a gentle driving was a very precious hint, yet The Castiron’s drifter heart was bleeding a little bit.
The Castiron’s ride on the passenger seat of Marcel’s car. Discreet fast, constantly precise and quite gently, mostly stable vehicle condition, almost free of faults - overall a very strong feeling of safety.
The Castiron’s conclusions for himself: if possible handle the car with care, be fast in combination with gentle driving and again and again self-reflexion; this includes also the realization, that there are commonalities and differences within the multitude of motorsport contests and the appropriate driving manners. Thank you, Marcel and maybe, see you again – it was a great day!
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron