The secret mechanic's diary: one rule for some…

The secret mechanic's diary: one rule for some…

In the latest part of AUTOSPORT's fiction-based-on-fact diary, mechanic 'Spanners' looks at the delights of Monaco, and wonders how one team can get away with its own tyre test

There aren't many places I return home from and feel the sense of disappointment I have right now. I get it every year around this time and I believe the official medical term for the condition is 'Post-Monaco Blues'.

It's a bit like back in the student days when you have a 'comedown' after an enormous party, perhaps because that's basically what the Monaco GP is: an enormous party.

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