How to manage team-mates in F1

How to manage team-mates in F1

Success rarely comes hand-in-hand with harmony behind the scenes in Formula 1, but there are ways to make it work, and different teams should be looking for different types of driver depending on where they are on the grid

The dynamics between team-mates in Formula 1 can make or break a team. Look at Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell at Williams, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost or Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at McLaren, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull and, latterly, Nico Rosberg and Hamilton at Mercedes: it's clear that having two so-called number one drivers can lead to fireworks.

During my four decades plus of F1, I have seen many different driver combinations at teams. Some worked well, some were average, some didn't go well at all but most were difficult to handle.

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