You can't be successful in any elite sport if you're too conservative. In Formula 1, where the difference between success and failure is measured in fractions of a second, that is doubly true.
The mob mentality is by nature conservative, which is why so few sporting entities thrive when managed by a large committee. This brings us to social media, effectively the 21st century digital manifestation of the mob.
It's all too easy to bemoan the 'modern' age. Doing so is as old as human nature itself. Actually, social media platforms such as Twitter are a great thing, but they are inevitably overwhelmed by those who shout loudest.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.