McNish: What it's like to be a driver steward
The FIA driver steward has proved popular with racers and fans alike, but what's it like to be one? Allan McNish, nominated as one for this week's Hungarian GP, relives his experience as a rule enforcer during the Monaco weekend
Being the driver expert on the FIA stewards' panel was fascinating. My first weekend on the job was the Monaco Grand Prix, and I found myself in a debatable judgement area between the law and the racer.
It's a funny thing actually. You see things differently as an active driver. It's different from being an ex-driver, because you're still living at the speed of the drivers you're judging. You haven't lost any of that drive or sharpness. It allows you to understand the emotions of the driver very well.
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