Do Formula One drivers have mental skills that mere mortals lack? The first episode of a new video series “Brain Power” looks to find out, as Scuderia AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly is put through the paces of a test that evaluates his memory and “cognitive mapping” ability compared to that of a normal person.
Corners. Braking zones. Split-second decisions. Racing at speeds of 370 km/h, F1 drivers face an incredibly complex task that seems to require different – or at least better – mental coping skills than the average Joe.
The premiere episode of “Brain Power” gets inside the mind of Frenchman Gasly to find out how he developed and uses particular mental abilities to navigate an F1 circuit while avoiding, and trying to outpace, 19 other high-speed race cars at the same time.