Secret F1 mechanic's diary: hands off pitstops

Secret F1 mechanic's diary: hands off pitstops

AUTOSPORT's fiction-based-on-fact F1 insider reflects on a 'theme park' young driver test, Hungary's delights and perils, and urges rulemarkers to leave pitstops alone

It feels like this season's been going forever, and yet we're only just approaching half way. The three-week break, by the way, wasn't a break at all as I spent the week after Germany preparing our car for the test, then a week at the test, followed by a frantic few days preparing everything to go to Hungary.

The only 'break' I got came from the fact that Hungary's quite a trek by road, so the trucks had to leave a bit earlier than for most European rounds. That, in turn, translates into a couple of rare days off for us before flying out here to start all over again.

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