"Come into the garage and I'll show you around the car," smiles the very amiable Peter McCool, former chief designer of the talented nucleus of the Super Aguri Formula 1 team, whose ideas played a large part in Brawn's title-winning 2009 campaign. "But don't touch it..." he warns nervously.
McCool is now technical director of Aguri Suzuki's latest international racing project: the Amlin Aguri team, which is one of 10 squads in action at Donington Park's inaugural two-day Formula E open test.
The car that must not be touched is being recharged, a process that takes approximately 45 minutes, and the team - understandably - doesn't really want an electrocuted journalist on the garage floor.
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Marcus Simmons is the deputy editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton, before becoming an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. Shortly afterwards, he started reporting for Motoring News and joined the staff in 1990.
After abandoning a parallel Formula First career – which had been as incident-packed as his childhood equestrian exploits – he moved to Autosport in 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelance and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before rejoining Autosport in 2008. He lives in Twickenham with his partner, two daughters, cat and guitars.