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Australian Grand Prix 2014: Were Reliability Concerns a Fuss over Nothing?

Throughout winter testing, the buzzword in Formula One was reliability. As we approached the Australian Grand Prix, a number of teams still hadn't completed race distances. All of them had experienced multiple problems during testing and none could say with confidence that both cars would get to the end. Team personnel, media, experts and fans alike weighed in with their thoughts. Those saying we might have no finishers were going a little bit too far, but the realistic predictions being thrown around were that a finish might be enough for points. In the end, it was 21 December 2012 all over again. The doom-mongers were wrong, the squib was a damp one, the apocalypse was not now. A total of 15 cars were still running at the chequered flag. ...

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