Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes his team's approach of having multiple technical directors is already paying off, and thinks the benefits will only increase in the future.
Although some rival teams have poured scorn on the Mercedes approach, with the team having Bob Bell, Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis and Brawn all pushing on the technical side, the man in charge is delighted with the way things are panning out.
"They are getting on very well – gloriously well," explained Brawn. "Bob Bell's position was very easy. We didn't have a technical director. I was trying to cover that role, but not effectively enough. We have John Owen as chief designer, who is very talented, but needed some support.
"So with Aldo looking after the engineering side and Geoff looking after the aerodynamics, they are natural areas of responsibility. They are able to focus more on taking care of their areas than perhaps they were when they were just technical directors."
Brawn thinks having such a pool of technical talent at his team will also pay off hugely with big regulation changes looming for 2014.
"We have some key projects coming up in the next couple of years, such as the 2014 car, which is quite different from a regulatory point of view, and a completely new engine, and we need to commit resource to that," he said. "So having the breadth we have then we can dedicate some of our engineering staff to specific projects, and that gives them some autonomy, some freedom if you like with their projects which helps them.
"We've had no ego problems so far, and I don't anticipate any because Aldo, Geoff and Bob are pretty down-to-earth guys, realistic, and they understand what we are trying to achieve and how we are trying to achieve it, and they want to be part of it."