Steve McQueen’s character, Michael Delaney (#20 Porsche 917K), from the 1971 film “Le Mans” justifies his existence and passion for motor racing. When he is asked to quit the sport, he recalls a version of a quote believed to be first said by 1950’s French grand prix driver, Maurice Trintignant.
“Racing is important to men who do it well . . . when you are racing . . . racing is life, anything before or after is just waiting”