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David Coulthard
We meet one of the world's top Formula One drivers, David Coulthard. He tells us what it's like to speed round a track at 280km/h and about how many men in sports, himself included, struggle with eating disorders.


Vocabulary from the programme

the quality of being accurate and careful

to concentrate
to focus on a task without thinking about anything else

to be 'in the zone'
(informal) to be so focused on what you are doing that nothing else matters and your performance is better

it's cramped
it has very little space and it's hard to move around

the cockpit
the part of the car where the driver sits

an eating disorder where people make themselves vomit to get rid of food they have eaten and lose weight

to be macho
to hide emotions and to want to appear tough in a way traditionally associated with men

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