Tips for handling an extreme 'diva' car

Tips for handling an extreme 'diva' car

Three experienced all-rounders reflect on some of the most difficult cars they encountered in their careers and share their tips for conquering them

Racing drivers love driving racing cars - there's nothing revealing about that. But the relationship between driver and car isn't always straightforward and almost every professional racer will at some point in their career have to grapple with cars possessing 'diva' characteristics - as Toto Wolff famously described the 2017 Mercedes W08 - that force them to dig deep and think outside the box.

But while the W08 was awkward to master, it was still a championship winning car and competitive from the outset - and a better design than most drivers will get their hands on at any point in their careers. To find the real 'divas', you generally have to go further down the grid.

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