When Mark Webber wisely re-signed for Red Bull Racing earlier this year he highlighted familiarity with the team a big factor in his decision. He said he knew it so well he probably knew each member’s shoe size. With Lewis Hamilton’s recent exit from McLaren to Mercedes, I’d like to highlight the importance of “The Team” and why Formula One is truly a team sport.
While some drivers take a “larger than the team” persona, truth is that the driver is just one member of a group of individuals that come together to surmount a world championship title challenge. It’s the team that enables a driver to perform at his highest. As Eddie Jordan would say, the drivers are but employees of the team…
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