Driver duels you must not miss in 2012

Driver duels you must not miss in 2012

AUTOSPORT's grand prix analyst Mark Hughes takes a punt at predicting the outcome of F1's three hottest intra-team battles you must follow in 2012; McLaren, Force India and Toro Rosso

All through winter testing every driver was focused on what sort of competitive tool he had beneath him, how his car compared with the others. The comparison was between his car and those of the teams in the other garages. But come Melbourne, and the resolution of that competitive order among the cars, the focus of comparison switches from those other garages to the guy on the opposite side of the same garage.

To an extent, the competitiveness of the car is now set and a huge part of what the driver will be judged on will be just how he measures up to his team-mate.

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