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We actually plan to get our son his first cart aroun 4-5yrs old, and keep moving him up so he can race F1 or Indy.

It's a lot safer than it looks, 200mph crash and they walk away without a scratch.
 

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It's a lot safer than it looks, 200mph crash and they walk away without a scratch.
I love F1 racing, but don't pretend that it's safe, even if racers do walk away from 200+ MPH crashes. Just ask Ayrton Senna. All it took in his case was a split-second loss of downforce and he was killed. A snap of the fingers and a life was over.
 

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It has a hightened inherent risk, but considering the multitude of deadly things on the track, it's very safe.

Look at the number of deaths in professional racing compared to normal city driving, I'd consider that pretty safe.

At the speeds those guys travel, it just amazes me how they don't detach retinas or anything when they slam the walls. I've been doing auto-x and roadrace for quite a few years, and there are plenty of times where I go from running on pure adrenalin to running on total fear of the next turn when someone is out of the line. I can only hope and dream to travel 240mph around an F1 track in a beautiful Ferarri on day.
 

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^ They don't let you unless you are lol

Fortunately money can't get you on the track in the real races. I'd love to have the time to take more driving schools. I need to improve my apexing, I've never really been able to get the hang of a double-apex, it takes me a lot of practice runs to find my sweet spot
 
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