Secret mechanic's diary: no rest for the wicked

Secret mechanic's diary: no rest for the wicked

The long 2013 season might be over, but work never stops in Formula 1, as mechanic-turned-columnist SPANNERS explains

Well, what can I say... another Formula 1 season done and dusted. Unbelievably, that's my 15th in a row and unless my lucky numbers come up in the next couple of months, I'll be heading off for number 16 before you can say 1.6 V6T ERS-K with MGU-K and MGU-H.

It's been a long old season, this one. Not simply because of the length of time between the start and finish, but also because by around the Singapore GP back in September, most of the grid had pretty much given up.

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