Making sense of the death of a racing driver is always a hollow exercise. How do you show respect to a fallen driver, capture the feelings of the motorsport community and offer some analysis of the event? By accepting the challenge to never take any of it for granted.

This past week on /SHAKEDOWN, Leo Parente's commentary focused on the need to respect racers, fast driving, and racing in general — something we tend to forget about in this era of safety consciousness. The word is respect.