An F1 genius on why tech is a turn-off

An F1 genius on why tech is a turn-off

A night at the AUTOSPORT Awards served as a reminder to JONATHAN NOBLE that it's the drivers, not the cars, that really fire fan appeal - and the man behind some legendary F1 designs agrees

The rapturous applause that Lewis Hamilton received as he descended the Grosvenor House ballroom stairs to enter the AUTOSPORT Awards told you everything you needed to know about the identity of the 'real' heroes of Formula 1.

In a year when technology has been moved to the forefront, and manufacturers have been in raptures over hybrid relevance and fuel efficiency regulations, there is a simple truth that even they have to accept. The cars are not the stars. The drivers are.

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