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Mental Training: How do Formula One Drivers do it?

Mental Training: How do Formula One Drivers do it?

Formula One stands out as one of the most demanding and grueling disciplines in the World of motorsports. Apart from the physical demands of driving over 260 kilometers per hour, it takes incredible mental strength to be a Formula One driver. This blog post will explore what it takes to maintain a healthy mind in Formula One. We want you to “Train like An Astronaut,” building resilience and accomplishing your fitness and health goals with AURUM.


In our short interview with him, Toto Wolff mentioned that "resilience is the number one pattern" that sets apart drivers in this sport. These drivers have been racing since they were very young, and they have developed a pattern of behavior that helps them cope with the pressure. However, the pressure in Formula One is much higher, and millions of people are watching them on TV. An important aspect of maintaining a healthy mind is resilience. Formula One drivers must be able to bounce back from setbacks and stay focused on their goals. This requires mental toughness and the ability to stay positive in the face of adversity. What helps you in staying mentally fit during challenging times?

Formula One driver's guide to success and what we can learn and apply in our daily lives?

Formula One drivers must be determined and ambitious to cope with this pressure. Their passion for the sport needs to surpass everything else, keeping them going even on the days when things are not going their way.

“Muscular strength can help increase mental fitness by improving blood circulation, increasing oxygen and nutrient supply to the brain, and reducing inflammation. Additionally, regular exercise can promote the production of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, serotonin and hormone testosterone which can help reduce stress, improve mood, increase drive and even cognitive function”.

It's important to note that despite their success, Formula One drivers are still human and have their own worries and anxieties. They travel around the World, smiling at the cameras, but this does not always mean that their days are perfect and there is nothing to worry about. However, they have found ways to cope with these issues and maintain a healthy mind.

A sense of Purpose

One of the key aspects of maintaining a healthy mind is having something to love, something to do, and something to dream of. These three things provide a sense of purpose and help keep the mind focused on positive things. Think of how tough some AURUM Trainings feel: undoable on some days! And yet you show up and give it all because you have a reason. Typically, that more profound reason drives us even in tough times. So, what’s your “why”? Formula One drivers' love for the sport, commitment to training, and dreams of winning races and championships provide this sense of purpose.

In conclusion, being a Formula One driver requires incredible mental strength. Drivers must be resilient, determined, ambitious, and passionate about their work. They also need to have something to love, something to do, and something to dream of. Formula One drivers can perform at the highest level and achieve their goals by maintaining a healthy mind.

Join AURUM to start your journey to a healthy life and a healthy mind by gaining 1% strength in just 6 minutes once a week. Don’t believe it? Come try it for free!

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