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Strange things can happen in the rain

Authority, wit and intelligence from the voice of F1 Racing


Sound bites don’t appeal to me, particularly when they’re eked out of a driver as he’s about to insert a drink hose in his mouth on the grid and tell his engineer that the track’s suddenly gone to understeer. There’s a time and a place for everything, and the grid, for me, is a time to watch the drivers, not to annoy them. You’ll never garner anything profound from them, so better to observe than to fuss. Michael Schumacher sussed this out early in his Ferrari career; Mark Webber, by contrast, was to my mind, always too nice to the boys and girls with the mics – often to the detriment of his starts.

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F1 2017 STARTS HERE This season’s new machinery will be better to look at and faster and more physical to drive, testing drivers’ skills as never before. But have all the implications of the changes been fully anticipated? Was the sport really so broken that it required such a massive ‘fix’? And what changes are F1’s new owners planning to make, assuming they get to buy it at all?