Secret mechanic: The moment of truth

Secret mechanic: The moment of truth

The time to talk is over: the F1 racing action kicks off this weekend in Australia, and we will finally know where everyone stands. AUTOSPORT's secret mechanic fears a very busy weekend ahead

There's a saying in motorsport: 'When the flag drops, the bullshit stops'. And we're getting very close to that point in Formula 1 right now.

Over the past few weeks we've seen the press releases and comments from teams and drivers, either from the likes of Mercedes playing down its chances despite emerging as clear favourite, or from Red Bull and co, trying to minimise the severity of their own dire situations.

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