One of the most difficult relationships in Formula One to navigate is that of team mates. They tend to resist the urge, unless they were Jaques Villeneuve – thanks Jaques, to trash talk their closest rival. But why?
Formula One is a sport of giant contrasts and complexities and none of them is more fascinating than the dichotomy between the sports moments of individualism and team work.
The drivers are driving for themselves in the drivers championship and driving for the team in the constructer’s championship. But which one is more important? Well it depends on who you ask but normally consensus is on the side of the drivers competition. (Unless ITV are desperately trying to drum up interest at the end of the season).
But, as the saying goes, to win the championship first you must beat your team mate. With so many new team mate parings this year it is certainly going to be an interesting thing to watch develop in the next few months.