The first thing you need to do is get educated about racing. Read, read, read. Read everything you possibly can about race car driving. If you haven’t read very much in this regard, start with Carroll Smith’s books. He has a number of books that are all very helpful. This will lead you to many other books. Here are a few good suggestions to get you started:
Go to your local racetracks. Talk to drivers. Talk to teams. Talk to crew members. Talk to anybody that you can about racing. You will learn a lot, and you will also find that racing people loved to be asked questions and love to tell you everything that they know on the subject. You will find that you will make many new friends, and this will aid in your evolution to becoming a driver.