Auto racing is a sport that it seems most people either love it or hate it. There are very few people in the world who say that it is just okay. Those who love it and are diehard fans of the sport are not sure why others do not care for it. The people who hate it cannot seem to fathom why people would even care to see cars drive around in a circle. However, there are a few theories about why someone may find it enjoyable while another may find it boring. One idea is that the fans who are dedicated to the sport enjoy the idea of watching a crash. This is true to some extent, but it is not the full reason why people enjoy watching and/or driving race cars.
Excitement is a high point. Even though the cars are driving around in a circle, there is still a sense of excitement because of how fast they are traveling. In professional racing, cars can easily travel a couple hundred miles per hour down the straightaways. There are accidents and bumps that may happen, but for the most part, you may sit through an entire race without seeing a real heart-stopping incident. This is because the drivers must know how to avoid a potential danger.
The skill that comes into racing is unreal. The driver must know what the car can do and how to avoid having an accident that ends up deadly. Yes, there are sometimes accidents that happen and there are times when a bad situation is unavoidable. The important thing for most drivers and the fans who love them though is the times when a car could have ended up in a bad situation, but the driver managed to regain and maintain his control over the vehicle. It is not something that just anyone can do.
A race car is a machine that does amazing things. The setup has to be right or it will not perform well. The pit crews have to know how to handle situations and repair it on the spot. They have to know their position and what they need to do to get the car onto the track again quickly. This often appeals to fans who have mechanical knowledge, but even this isn’t all inclusive. The truth is, there are many reasons people love motorsports.