There are few sports where the danger of an error at any moment can have catastrophic consequences. Equally the rewards of overcoming challenges at high speed are coated with adrenalin and are mentally taxing. Accordingly, the ability to focus and refocus following a great passing manoeuvre, or a bad start, is a skill as important as picking the best line into a corner or choosing the best time for a daring passing manoeuvre.

Do you notice that your confidence varies significantly depending on your lap times or race results? Although this is a normal response, it means that a significant part of your ability to drive well – your confidence - is largely out of your control. Focussing on your preparation and reviewing your performance based on processes (not results) not only provides a more accurate reflection of your performance, but also allows you to build and sustain confidence based on your skill and progress.

Good consistent routines -that prepare your body and mind for training and performance- put you into the best mindset to elevate intensity for training and reduce anxiety for qualifying and racing. Complete the Initial Athlete Profile and we will respond with our thoughts on how we can support you or if you have a question then submit it to our blog.

Working with Warrick during my 2008/09 season changed my attitude and the way I thought on and off the track. My confidence grew to a level that I didn’t know I had, my ability to control my thoughts using trigger words enabled me to be at my peak activation as soon as I jumped in the car, and during the race. My focus was always to broad but Warrick taught me a different way to think, I became a more consistent, cooler, calmer driver and I believe it is all to do with working with Warrick.

Stefan Webling, April 2009
Junior/development driver for team ‘TripleX Motorsport’
Winner Race 1, third overall, MTA Formula Ford Championship series, 2008/09
New Zealand MTA Formula Ford championship rookie of the year, 2007/08