Life after racing – what can you do?
The rapid switch from 0–200mph to 9–5 must be a difficult change to make, especially when your former office holds variety, excitement and the potential to crash into a wall at any moment.
If you’re a talented racing driver you might make it to the top flight, if you’re particularly lucky you’ll cling on by your fingernails for a few years, and if you’re extremely fortunate you’ll make a good bit of money doing it. Then you retire at 35 to your Monaco flat and have to eke out your savings until you die. It’s not all glamour, you know.
So listen up Hamilton and Co, learn from your elders: time for a Top Gear history lesson in what the elite racing drivers of this world did beyond the grid.