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For the entirety of the time that they were simultaneously racing in Formula 1, the Ferrari and Minardi teams were almost diametrically opposed. One, a scarlet powerhouse that threw its significant weight around at the front, and the other, a perennial minnow fighting for survival on scraps and, often, a rotating cast of pay-drivers.
Having started the 2020 season with a particularly poor hand, Ferrari has been resigned to mixing among the midfield, with a few token appearances towards the front courtesy of Charles Leclerc. In the constructors' points standings, the team currently sits in sixth - set to be its lowest placing in the title stakes since 1980. However, sixth overall is still heavily contested - particularly, with AlphaTauri: the team that used to race as Minardi during Ferrari's glory years.
Going from the end of its Toro Rosso years to its new AlphaTauri guise, the Faenza team has cemented itself as a firm midfield contender. The early years were tricky - at least, until it had Sebastian Vettel on board, and even after that the team was frequently the bridge between the clutch of the 2010-founded 'new teams' and the established outfits on the grid. But astute technical acquisitions, the lustre of its subsequent flock of drivers and, in recent years, its closer ties to Red Bull and Honda have given AlphaTauri a great basis to work from.
The chaotic start to the Hungarian GP set the scene for F1's less heralded drivers to make a name for themselves. Esteban Ocon did just that to win in fine style, but further down the order one driver was making his first visit to the points and - while the circumstances were fortunate - took full advantage of the chance presented to him
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