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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 2019 mid-season report part II – the top teams

12 races into a Formula 1 season that has morphed into a true slow-burner, and against pre-season expectations it is Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes who both seem nailed on for their sixth drivers’ and constructors’ championships respectively. Ferrari’s challenge never materialised despite early promise, while Max Verstappen and Red Bull-Honda are emerging as legitimate threats to snatch the championship from Hamilton. Elsewhere, new stars have come into the fore, rookies have massively impressed, and some team-mate battles have become totally one-sided. Which drivers can go into the summer break on a high, and who has some serious work to do in the second half of 2019?

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F1 2018 Driver Reviews – Part II

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

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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Why Vettel can do the job with Ferrari despite 2018 failure

Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A

2018 has not been the strongest of years for four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. He has had to look on as rival Lewis Hamilton reached five Formula 1 world championships before him. The scripted for the season – which put the two four-time champions at their absolute peaks in cars near-equal to fiercely battle it out across the season – did …

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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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Formula 1’s engine penalty problem

McLaren Media Centre

Wet qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix was somehow a dramatic, exciting farce. Lewis Hamilton took the outright record for most pole positions of all time. This, regardless of any given person’s opinion of the driver in or out of the car, should be celebrated. Yet, Formula 1’s engine penalty problem was the talking point in the run-up to the …

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How will the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season pan out?

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Nine races remain in what has been a scintillating 2017 Formula 1 season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by 14 and 33 points respectively. It is by far the tightest season in F1 since the turbocharged engines returned to the sport. Controversial collisions, team orders and the extreme speeds boasted by this …

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