Secret Mechanic: Playing it safe can hurt

Secret Mechanic: Playing it safe can hurt

Following Williams's decision to play safe in the Austrian GP, our SECRET MECHANIC reveals what it's like to fight for wins as the underdog, and how it feels to be the dominant force in F1

Whenever Formula 1 returns to a country or track we've used in the past, it's inevitable those of us working in the sport compare it to the 'good old days'.

More often than not the old hands scoff at the sub-standard modern take on an old classic they all loved, harking back in the glory days when the women were fast and the racing was dangerous.

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