Can you say F1 cars are really designed by an individual anymore? I understand that lots of individuals contribute to the design of various components, but given the technical director oversees it would it be fair to give them credit for 'designing' the car?
Sarah Morris, via email
Every ship needs to have a captain and the moment you don't is the moment you don't know where you are going. And if you don't know where you are going, how do you change direction to go somewhere you need to?
In reality, that's all a technical director really is. He or she needs to have the vision and to make sure that everyone else involved is striving in that direction. As long as that is happening then you can change direction at any time.