Well, in short the answer to that question is the ability to make quick decisions, and the skills to execute those decisions. It is best shown in this video by the 19 year old Formula 2 racing driver Dino Zamparelli. He’s coming down the main straight at Spa Francorchamps, the bit that’s very steep and almost blind, in the wet, traveling at 150mph, just to see a bunch of crashed cars right in the middle of the track. In a split second he manages to swerve and miss the stationary cars by going into the grass, then correct the path by applying a considerable amount of opposite lock, and… as a result of that he’s now alive… and a YouTube Star!
You have to watch this to understand how brilliant this kid is: