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The honest but damning verdict on Ferrari's 2020 F1 form
Ferrari is having a torrid start to the 2020 Formula 1 season after it had pushed Mercedes so hard in the last campaign. There are several reasons for this and the woeful display at the Styrian Grand Prix brought dramatic scrutiny from within.
No Ferrari-powered driver finished in the top eight in a single one of the Styrian Grand Prix's four track sessions. Another one of the works team's drivers fell in Q2 and picked up a penalty in the same segment. Then came the race that lasted all of three corners for the Scuderia.
When the lights went out last Sunday, things got worse for Ferrari when Sebastian Vettel slipped behind Williams driver George Russell and Racing Point's Lance Stroll off the line, and then the team's worst nightmare happened - for the second time in four Formula 1 races - when their drivers collided at the race's third corner, with Charles Leclerc at fault for wiping out his teammate.
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OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history
Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening day of action for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, on the Istanbul circuit’s much improved track surface. But the Black Arrows squad’s position isn’t quite what it seems. Here’s why...
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