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The data revealing where Mercedes is really losing out

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The data revealing where Mercedes is really losing out
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Oct 2, 2019, 9:22 AM

Ferrari's engine advantage has been talked up throughout 2019, but is it the real difference-maker? Gary Anderson's analysis of the Sochi weekend suggests there's multiple factors in the Ferrari/Mercedes battle

Since the August break, Ferrari has had a clear one-lap pace advantage. Charles Leclerc's fourth consecutive pole position in Russia again showed he has that extra commitment to wringing the car's neck on new tyres.

As we all know, Lewis Hamilton is no slouch on a qualifying lap and if he's beaten it's either because someone else has done a hugely impressive lap, or is driving a chassis/engine combination that's simply better. This is what we've seen of late.

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Author Gary Anderson