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Tag Archives: Charles Leclerc

Craig’s Column: Why Vettel can strike back in 2020

Lap six of the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza, with the ultra-passionate Tifosi watching and expecting glory for their scarlet red Ferraris. Sebastian Vettel, running fourth, performed what can only be described as one of his most ridiculous mistakes in his 200+ Formula 1 starts – spinning off on his own and returning to the track at such an angle that he collides with Lance Stroll’s Racing Point and ruins both their races.

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Craig’s Column: Dissecting F1’s most intense 2019 team-mate rivalry

The 2019 Formula 1 season has featured intrigue from the off. Many driver changes, brought on predominantly following Daniel Ricciardo’s shock switch to Renault, has added an extra bit of spice to this year’s story. One team, in particular, has had a dynamic that has been fascinating to watch, with starlet Charles Leclerc replacing the compliant Kimi Raikkonen to partner four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. It hasn’t transcended into all-out war, yet, but the ebb and flow of the intra-team rivalry has major narrative in itself.

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F1 2018 Driver Reviews – Part I

Sauber Motorsport AG

Once again, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are those on top of the world. It has been clear that team and driver were the differentiators this year, as reliability favoured championship rivals Ferrari and the cars both had convincing attributes over one another. A mixture of appalling reliability, driver mismanagement and mistakes ruled Red Bull out of the key silverware very …

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The victorious and tragic rise to the top for Ferrari’s newest star

Ever since 2015, the question has been raised – what Ferrari’s answer to Red Bull’s rapid ascension of Max Verstappen in Formula 1 is. Verstappen leaped from Toro Rosso to one of the coveted seats within motorsports within a year and a bit. Ferrari’s answer? Verstappen’s great karting rival, and possibly the most exciting raw talent for the Scuderia since …

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F1 2018 mid-season team-mate statistical comparisons and analysis – part I

McLaren Media Centre

With 10 of the 21 races down, arguably more questions have been raised than answers over which direction both Formula 1 championships are swinging. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull all have potentially title-winning cars. Behind, Haas and Renault have taken the march at the front of the midfield, ahead of McLaren and Force India. Sauber is arguably punching above its …

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