Sunday, April 19, 2009

F1 Motor Racing, Goal Setting and the 2009 F1 Season

How are Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso and other top F1 drivers preparing for the 2009 F1 season ahead? In this article I am going to look at what goals the top F1 drivers may be setting for the 2009 F1 season ahead!

Goal setting:

The top drivers will already have in place some targets and achievements that they want to achieve in the upcoming 2009 season. Lets have a look at what some of them may be:

Lewis Hamilton: May have set goals involving leading the drivers championship by race 6 in Monaco. He may have set goals to finish at least in the top 4 of the first 5 races of the season.

Felipe Massa: may have set goals detailing his desire to be the number 1 driver for his team. To continually finish ahead of Kimi Räikkönen to give him the best chance of being supported come the end of the season. Won't he be hungry this season?

Fernando Alonso: may be setting goals to continue his stellar form of that he finished the season in last year. Setting goals to finish in the top 5 of the first 6 races and to establish himself as a real threat and championship contender.

Sebastian Buemi: may have goals in relation to successfully completing his first race and feeling comfortable in the team and the car. To come into F1 and show that he is a force to be reckoned with. He may also have goals in relation to team dynamics and unifying the team to work with him to achieve success in 2009.

Robert Kubica: may be setting goals outlining his desire to be in a strong position by mid season and able to challenge for the title. Finishing each race and getting points.

Maybe his goal is to unite the team and spark some positive energy to ensure a successful 2009 season with no animosity unlike the end of the 2008 F1 season where there was some tension within the team.

Kimi Räikkönen may have set a goal to come across as more charismatic and friendly in front of the media.... Nah that didn't happen!!!

The goals above are just possibilities.

The point is though that a lot of the top drivers will have established very specific benchmarks and targets that they will be working towards for the 2009 season. They will be working towards these achievements and even if they don't tick the box it will give them something to measure their season by.

If you are a driver, coach, mechanic or anyone else involved in the sport let me ask you: Do you have your goals that you want to achieve in 2009? Do you have a path that you want to follow and one that is measurable with goals and benchmarks set along the way?

Let me know what some of your goals for 2009 are, write them down and you will notice how much more likely you are to stick to them once they are up for the world to see! Write up 3 goals for 2009 and we will all hold you accountable for them and your success!! Just tap them in under the blog post at

Article Source:

No comments: