Rituals of Racing: The Signal To Start the Engine

On the grid at Silverstone in 1983 engineers and mechanics swarm around the racecar, checking settings, making adjustments, changing tires. Roberto Guerrero is in the cockpit, safety belts cinched tight.  The tension and excitement in the pits is palpable. When everything is ready his hand raises with the signal to start the engine.  The moment has arrived, a mechanic attaches the outboard starter motor, there is a high pitched whine and the engine explodes into life.

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