2018 Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg, 29 June - 1 July

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I also respect the mechanics very much. They do an incredibly hard job and, in addition to that, are the ones who see their families the least among most of the whole team, I assume.

I always asked myself how much they get paid. Does anyone know any numbers?

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LM10 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:57 pm
I also respect the mechanics very much. They do an incredibly hard job and, in addition to that, are the ones who see their families the least among most of the whole team, I assume.

I always asked myself how much they get paid. Does anyone know any numbers?
A junior mechanic may be in the range of $40,000.00 USD per year, whereas an experienced mechanic (depending on years of experience and qualifications/skills) can easily be in the $80,0000-$100,000+ range.

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Oh, I agree that they deserve respect and admiration - after all, the drivers that people idolise would be nowhere without good spanner men and women in the garage. My point was just that they don't have to work the long nights that used be typical back in the day.
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zibby43 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:05 pm
LM10 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:57 pm
I also respect the mechanics very much. They do an incredibly hard job and, in addition to that, are the ones who see their families the least among most of the whole team, I assume.

I always asked myself how much they get paid. Does anyone know any numbers?
A junior mechanic may be in the range of $40,000.00 USD per year, whereas an experienced mechanic (depending on years of experience and qualifications/skills) can easily be in the $80,0000-$100,000+ range.
Thank you. Would have guessed even more. But that's not so bad either. :)

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LM10 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:26 am
Thank you. Would have guessed even more. But that's not so bad either. :)
Welcome! I'm with you - they deserve every penny. The engineers, particularly the senior engineers, make some serious coin, too.

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I expect damage limitation here for Hamilton.

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Don't anybody be surprised if Bottas takes this win. I'm still thinking there could be two Red Bulls on the podium. Making the fantasy picks this week is gonna be tough.
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Bill_Kar wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:40 pm
I expect damage limitation here for Hamilton.

Why do you feel that? Do you expect this track to favour Ferrari and Red bull more than Mercedes?

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zibby43 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:51 am
LM10 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:26 am
Thank you. Would have guessed even more. But that's not so bad either. :)
Welcome! I'm with you - they deserve every penny. The engineers, particularly the senior engineers, make some serious coin, too.
They also get bonuses. Well that or chocolate snax depending on the team. :twisted:
My friend who is an Ex team mechanic also has 2 very nice watches which he had to promise not to sell until a given date.
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This track certainly tests the ability of car, and driver, to turn right. Only 2 significant left turns per lap versus 5 right.

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Where are the ostriches though?
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Bill_Kar wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:40 pm
I expect damage limitation here for Hamilton.
Just curious: why's that? This is one of his stronger circuits. Pole in '15 and '16.

He sacrificed qualifying pace last year for race pace because of his gearbox penalty.

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Big Tea wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:15 pm
They also get bonuses. Well that or chocolate snax depending on the team. :twisted:
My friend who is an Ex team mechanic also has 2 very nice watches which he had to promise not to sell until a given date.
Hahah that whole "chocolate-gate" story was pretty wild. Yeah, that's a good point about the watches. I guess the teams are given a sort of right of first refusal on items like that so the personnel don't go out and sell them immediately.

As much as I love chocolate, I know I'd prefer a watch. :D

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zibby43 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:15 pm
They also get bonuses. Well that or chocolate snax depending on the team. :twisted:
My friend who is an Ex team mechanic also has 2 very nice watches which he had to promise not to sell until a given date.
Hahah that whole "chocolate-gate" story was pretty wild. Yeah, that's a good point about the watches. I guess the teams are given a sort of right of first refusal on items like that so the personnel don't go out and sell them immediately.

As much as I love chocolate, I know I'd prefer a watch. :D
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