1A Friday08-10


The next morning, you wake up feeling refreshed, ready to jump in the car and show your worth. You hope the team appreciated your comment at the press conference, where you backed the official narrative you’d been asked to support.

As you approach the track, ready to make your first kilometres of the weekend, you run into Daniels. “Oy, good luck mate”, he yells over to your side of the box. You return his best wishes, put on your helmet and strap yourself into the car, which has been prepared overnight. While you plug in your radio, you overhear Marko Helmuts and [Christian Horner] chatting on the radio.

“Do you think he knows?”

“Maybe. I mean, I don’t have a crystal ball like you do, Marko.”

“Ha ha. Very funny. You are lucky the big boss is keen on you, boy. If it were up to m-”

“But it isn’t, old man. It isn’t.”

You’re trying to hold your laughter, but fail miserably. Luckily, the radio is push-to-talk, so they can’t hear you. When your laughter subsides, you start to wonder what they were discussing before you dropped in on their conversation.

Your engineer asks you what program you want to do this session.