IndyCar Driver Simon Pagenaud: ‘Dedication Has No Limit When You Want To Win’

Simon Pagenaud On His Life As An IndyCar Driver And The St. Pete Grand Prix

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Penske driver Simon Pagenaud joined Tom Veit today to talk about a day in the life of an IndyCar driver and his upcoming showing in the St. Pete Grand Prix.

People don’t realize the dedication and fitness it takes to be a race car driver nowadays. What’s your regiment for fitness and how you have to stay in shape?

“Yes it is. There’s obviously the physical training that is very demanding. I personally work in the gym 3 hours, 3 times a week, then another hour 3 times a week running and that’s the physical training. There’s also the mental training. You’re gonna be on the edge of your seat for 2 hours of racing so mentally you have to be in full control of your emotions. Mentally that takes a lot of training, a minimum of an hour every day. Then there’s some work on the simulator as well where you can help your coordination. It takes a lot of your time for sure but as any athlete, the dedication has no limit when you want to win.”

Hear the rest of the conversation below:

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