Fear of failure is critical for F1's elite
How strong are Formula 1's elite in the head, and how will this affect their pushes for the world title this year? AUTOSPORT asked renonwned sports psychologist Don McPherson to study the contenders and share his findings.
We all fear failure. Even as I write this, I am fearful that AUTOSPORT won't think it's good enough, or that you, the reader, might click off the page. But read on, because some of us – including Formula 1 stars – deal with it better than others, especially when the pressure is really on.
Are we born with this ability to handle fear and anxiety? If not, can it be learned? If so, who teaches it?
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