When you think that the team on the pit wall and in the garage are calculating race strategy in real time, then you have a phalanx of folks back at the factory also running race strategy scenarios in real time, you start to get the idea of just how complicated a Formula 1 race can be.
Add unknowns like safety cars and other mechanical issues and you’ve got a serious soup of mind-numbing strategy scenarios to consider. Then there is the driver. For Daniel Ricciardo, he isn’t just driving, he’s thinking and processing his execution based on the planned strategy as well as funning plan B and alternate race strategy scenarios in his head as well. If A, then B. If B, then C.
This Mobile 1 video has a nice interview with F1’s most recent race winner, Daniel Ricciardo, about his win last year in Baku…which happens to be the next race on our calendar.