Excerpt: Consider the tedium of a career Lotus Renault GP F1 constructor during the Gran Premio Santander D’Italia. (You know, a race car driver.) Friday morning, the week of the “Grand Prizes,” this well-paid, likely European gentleman awakes early to read his email, check the weather, and peruse the calendar. He saunters into the garage ( ger’-oj ) and inspects the Pirelli tyres and Lotus Chassis. A short conversation with his engineer reminds him of the inclement weather.