Why Red Bull's rivals are in a flap over 2012

Why Red Bull's rivals are in a flap over 2012

While Red Bull's Formula 1 rivals may be relishing the end of the season - and the chance to make design gains on the world champion team - they may have another thing coming, as Jonathan Noble explains

One of the most amazing periods of any Formula 1 weekend is the 30-minute countdown to race start – when cars, drivers, team personnel, celebrities and media all amass on the grid in preparation for the battle that is about it come.

While camera crews rush around grabbing interviews with drivers, mechanics go through their pre-race checklists and drivers download the last bits of information from their engineers, elsewhere other snapshots of the endless F1 soap opera are played out.

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