How mind games work in Formula 1

How mind games work in Formula 1

You can't win in F1 without a good car, but a driver's psychology plays an enormous part in whether they can exploit that car and overcome their team-mate - never more so than in the 2016 season, reckons BEN ANDERSON

For all the intricate aerodynamics, complicated engine technology, and phenomenal science that powers Formula 1 machines, the driver - the loosest nut on the car as some would say - still arguably has the biggest say in whether a team wins or not.

"People often ask me what's the ratio between driver and car? And I always say 50 per cent," says Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe. "We all agree you can't win a championship without a decent car, and you can't win a championship without a decent driver."

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