The song was inspired by Harrison's year away from music-making induring which he travelled with the Formula 1 World Championshipand by his friendship with racecar drivers such as Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda.
Although equally applicable to other Faster - George Harrison - George Harrisonthe lyrics address the difficulties of achieving and maintaining success in the field of motorsport, particularly Formula 1. In Britain, "Faster" was issued as the third single from George Harrisonand was available on a picture disc depicting the faces of several past world champion drivers. The single raised funds for a cancer fund set up following the death of Swedish driver Gunnar Nilsson inand also commemorated Nilsson's countryman Ronnie Petersonwho died as a result of injuries sustained during the Italian Grand Prix.
Harrison made a video of the song, during which he performs the track in the Faster - George Harrison - George Harrison of a car chauffeured by Jackie Stewart.
During Harrison attended many of the races on the Formula 1 calendar as a break from songwriting and recording. Harrison wrote the majority of the lyrics in such a way that the message is not limited solely to motor racing,   the only car-related word being "machinery".
He also stated: "I have a lot of Non Pianger Piu Argentina - Milva - Milva with many of the Formula One drivers and their crews — and they have enabled me to see things from a very different angle than the music business I am normally involved with. George Harrison was released on the artist's Dark Horse record label on 14 February with "Faster" sequenced as the opening Faster - George Harrison - George Harrison on side two of the LP.
Harrison continued to be associated with Formula 1 through much of the season. In his album review for the NMEHarry George recognised "Faster" as a song that "breaks new ground for Harrison, focussing on the twin pressures of motor racing: danger and public acclaim".
George admired the track as "compassionate yet unpretentious, cruising chunkily in third gear". He describes the song as an "upbeat and driving" rocker. According to author Simon Leng: .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It's easy to write about V-8 engines and vroom vroom — that would have been bullshit. But I'm happy with the lyrics because it can be seen to be about one driver specifically or any of them, and if it didn't have the motor-racing noises, it could be about the Fab Four really — the jealousies and things like that.
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