F1 teams are not football clubs
Sacking a team principal simply on the basis of poor results might be the done thing in football, but it is not the answer in grand prix racing, reckons Edd Straw
During the Spanish Grand Prix, McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh was asked a question that would be very familiar to football managers.
"This is your fifth season in charge," asked Ian Parkes of the Press Association. "The first four seasons have ended trophy-less, the start to this one has been extremely difficult.
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