Will you give me a lift in your plane when you are next fly­ing it?

Pascal Wehrlein, 2017 Sauber driver

F1 Racing (UK) - - INSIDER -

Do you think that back in the 1980s driv­ers like you, Prost and Senna were able to dic­tate to teams like Mclaren more than the driv­ers are able to do to­day? Karun Chand­hok, TV pun­dit

No, we could not, cer­tainly not with Ron Den­nis, but on safety is­sues we had a lot more say than the driv­ers of to­day. We had more voice, but in the team we had to be­have like ev­ery em­ployee had to be­have. We were not prima don­nas in that way.

F1R: What about in terms of de­vel­op­ment of the car? NL: For sure we had much more in­flu­ence be­cause we all de­pended on my ass feel­ing and trans­lat­ing to the en­gi­neers. To­day every­thing is data driven, our in­for­ma­tion was much more im­por­tant oth­er­wise we would not have de­vel­oped the car.

If he sets a time I can do it. He’s a nice guy.

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