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Michael Zimicki, owner of Sliderule Motorsport Inc., is a driving coach who’s been building drivers in to racers since 1990. He’s worked with many great drivers including: Graham Rahal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Nick Harvey, Ashley Freiberg, Pippa Mann, Danica Patrick, and many others. His approach to driver coaching is to pull all the tools necessary together that they need to achieve success. He coaches his drivers to be 24 hours a day athletes and helps them to understand the “why” and “what” they are doing and he plays an integral part of their team to achieve success.
“If you drive out of the pits and you try to go fast, you won’t. If you drive out of the pits and you try to do more things right, you will go fast.”
LIFE & CAREER CHALLENGES
Dealing with the enormous ups and downs in racing.
Realizing those in the top of the sport were not much different than those struggling in the sport.
FIRST SPECIAL AUTOMOBILE
A BMW 2002
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Drive what you have.
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Psychology of Champions by James J. Barrell
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Be a student of the sport. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t be afraid to listen to people.
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