Secret Mechanic: friends or enemies?
If the Mercedes drivers only have each other to fight for the championship, how does that affect relationships in the team? AUTOSPORT's secret mechanic knows how quickly harmony can disappear
So we're three races in and already it's pretty clear which team you need to be working for if you want to be winning races this year. The guys inside that Mercedes pit will already be thinking about winning both world titles come the end of the season, even if they wouldn't dream of saying it in public just yet.
At the moment I'm sure it's all very jovial and a great place to be as both sides of the garage happily trade pole positions and race wins. But what's going to be most interesting is how the team, let alone the two drivers, handle the increased pressure, increased competitiveness and the increased tension as we approach the sharp end of the campaign.
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