I always wondered what it is that keeps drivers in F1 for so long, sure it's supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport, the best cars, the best teams, the best tracks, and so on, but really, all it looks like to me is a big expensive *****ing competition, where unless you're in one of the top six cars, you've got absolutely no chance of getting near the podium.
If I was good enough to drive professionally, I don't think I'd even bother with F1, the Formula and tin-top race series' seem to be so much friendlier and much more fun.
I suppose the motivation for most of them is the insane salary and playboy lifestyle, neither of which appeal to me either. Well, the money would be nice
Lewis Hamilton driving a 159 in a works Alfa WTCC team, anyone?