Exclusive: How to run a Grand Prix
TG gains unprecedented access for a behind-the-scenes look at the FIA at work at the Brazil 2012 finale
Posted: 19 Feb 2013
Back in 2005, one of Bauer's guys, Kris De Groot, rumbled BAR-Honda's extra fuel tank, which allowed the car to run further in the race and also underweight. "If we find something, it gives you a little bit of satisfaction because it means you are doing your job properly," Bauer concedes, "but you have to remember the pressure behind it, and all the consequences. It can take a long time because you need to be 100 per cent certain of what you are saying. Luckily, I only have to find these things and make a report to the stewards. If a team gets disqualified, OK, someone with a big brain might have tried something clever, but a penalty affects the whole team, all the mechanics, and staff. And I don't like that."