The man to watch in the F1 midfield
It is hard to get noticed in the midfield in Formula 1, and this year more than ever given how close the competition is. But one driver is standing out, as Edd Straw explains
The Formula 1 midfield is a murky place. Up front, gold standard drivers make it relatively straightforward to evaluate just how good a job the big names are doing. But delve into the mid pack and it gets more and more difficult to form an objective judgement.
If you are three tenths off, say, Fernando Alonso, that's a pretty good indication of your outright pace (although understanding the reasons for this are somewhat more complicated). But if you are the same margin off an unproven driver, where does that leave you? You're shooting at a moving target, and no one knows what direction it's moving in.
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