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How to work with your engineer
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How to work with your engineer

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Ex-McLaren Formula 1 engineer Mark Williams explains what drivers should and should not do to help improve their car

You have a race engineer. Great, they can sort out your car and make it perfect! In principle that is correct, but not without a lot of help from the driver. So what should you do?

Basic race engineering isn't difficult: fit the right tyres at the right pressures at the right time, make sure it doesn't run out of fuel or finish the race underweight. The more difficult bit is trying to achieve a desirable balance. The difference between getting the basics right and doing a first-class job is huge. The harder you both work at it, the more successful you will be.

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