Yesterday, the 2014 Formula 1 season was an amorphous blob, an ill-defined apparition of the year that is to come.
The lack of storyline was the storyline as teams struggled to troubleshoot minor problems and battled to get their cars running for more than a few laps at a time.
For months, everyone was told the first day of testing would be one of very brief runs, red flags and long periods of work behind closed doors in the garage. Many then reacted with surprise and disgust when the first day of running was one of very brief runs, red flags and long periods of work behind closed doors in the garages...
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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.