The crescendo climax F1 rarely enjoys
OPINION: The unexpected thrills of live sport are what makes competition so enjoyable to many. But there are different ways of considering what creates the best sensation. In motorsport, one particular phenomenon is rare in Formula 1
People love motorsport for plenty of reasons. The speed, the technology and its blend with human endeavour, the action - the bravery, the characters, the 'glamour'. For many, motorsport's ability to deliver the unexpected is what keeps them coming back. It's the cliche of all sport: unscripted drama.
The end of the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours had this on full display and at the same time nearly provided a useful example of 'peak-end theory', where an experience is judged mainly based on what it felt like at its peak. The long race, with the typical highs and lows of all motorsport, ended with Renger van der Zande's Cadillac closely pursuing the Acura of Filipe Albuquerque entering the final minutes.
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