In The Driver's Seat

Clutch driver? Not on start line

Now, all of us have done super starts from traffic lights in our road cars, so why would it be so difficult for highly paid racers to get it right, especially at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Sunday?

Well, today it's much, much more technical and, more often than not, it's a little gremlin in your car's systems that lets you down rather than your own anxiety or shortcomings.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Clutch driver? Not on start line'. Print Edition | Subscribe