Danger exists, but it's not a focal point

Updated: July 1, 2004, 6:18 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

MAGNY-COURS, France -- Motor racing is dangerous. There is no getting around that truth, and the accidents in the recent Grand Prix races in Monaco and Indianapolis prove that Formula One is not exempt from that fact.

But F1 drivers aren't lining up to quit their jobs.

"A lot of people think what we do is completely crazy," Williams BMW driver Juan Pablo Montoya said from the Magny-Cours paddock on the day before practice began for the French Grand Prix. "I think it is pretty much normal. ...

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