It's one of motorsport's oldest sayings, but one of the most truthful.
You can't win a race at the first corner, but you can certainly lose it.
Plenty of drivers through the years have fluffed their race start, gone for broke into Turn 1 and caused a carbon confetti shower as a result.
In the latest part of AlphaTauri's online series, drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda talk through their thought process at lights out and how to even start a Formula 1 car.
Check out the video below!
F1 Podcast: What life was like as an F1 mechanic 60 years ago
RacingNews365.com F1 journalists Dieter Rencken and Michael Butterworth are joined by Cedric Selzer, former chief mechanic to Jim Clark in his championship-winning year of 1963.