Ananth Shanmugam on his love for racing
He might be a relatively inexperienced driver on the grid, but that's not keeping him from playing with the big boys
"I like the feeling when I race. I like that I get to compete in something that has four wheels and a motor behind me with some 20 other crazy people, so that was the first good feeling I had.” I listen to Ananth Shanmugam speak with rapt attention, as he describes what it’s like to race and what he feels when he races. He is only 19.
Ananth has had a pretty short, yet successful career so far. And given the paltry number of races he’s participated in, relatively speaking, Ananth has displayed impressive skill behind the...
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