The best example of team unity? The Buenos Aires race where the Dragon Racing team put on a show. “I shared a great race with my teammate, Jérôme,” Duval says, “with a head-to-head battle, which lasted for three laps.” Their wheel-to-wheel struggle for sixth place was so compelling that the television cameras focused on them instead of the leaders.
In racing, intra-team battles often turn ugly – the history of Formula 1 is littered with teammates crashing into each other, and not always by accident. By contrast, the Dragon Racing pair raced each other hard but clean, partly because they knew that the team would demand nothing less.
“It was an exciting battle,” says Nick Sampson, Faraday Future’s senior vice president of research and development.