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‘True Driver’, the series that tells how F1 drivers train

This weekend there is again the F1 Grand Prix and DAZN warms up with the latest chapters of the True Driver series. A production dedicated to tell


This weekend there is again the F1 Grand Prix and DAZN warms up with the latest chapters of the True Driver series. A production dedicated to telling the reality of the pilots, behind the scenes and everything that goes unnoticed by the spectators during the weeks of the Grand Prix.

One of the chapters of True Driver focuses on the speed at which pilots submit the body. The new G forces tells how athletes are prepared, both physically and mentally, and how they train, among other parts of the body, the neck and the head. “I have come to do very rare neck exercises. People in the gym were looking at me like, ‘This guy.’ You saw me in the gym lying down with a 15kg weight on my head”, highlights Carlos Sainz. Tatiana Calderón (IndyCar) adds: “You ask anyone if they can resist 40kg with their neck and they resist 10kg. So, only to drive that preparation of certain very specific muscles is required”.

The exercises also help in high-speed accidents suffered by pilots. Precisely after an accident, Fernando Alonso said: “I saw a small hole and I got out quickly because my mother was watching me on TV. She wanted to get out as soon as possible and say I’m fine. But yes, it was a big accident.”