Posts Tagged "Ferrari"

Anytime that Formula One enters the season finale as a dead rubber, it’s difficult to label the year gone a classic. Yet the underwhelming swansong betrays the reality that 2017 has been a timely return to form.

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Evolution is a fundamental aspect of human development. Without it, humanity would never have come to stand where it does in this age driven by hyper-progression in technology.

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“It might be tempting to think that with both championships now secure the pressure is off,” Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. “But that couldn’t be further from the truth.”

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Having witnessed its title ambitions all but evaporate over three weeks, Ferrari has little to gain at the final races. Therefore, they cannot fall victim to their time honoured instant gratification of lynching a prolific figure and lapsing into an existential crisis.

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September and October 2017 will be marked in history as some of Ferrari’s darkest sporting days.

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The statistics belie the reality that Ferrari has let this year’s championship slip, the culmination of another malaise at the Japanese Grand Prix leaving fate to determine an unlikely reprieve.

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“Both Ferraris could have won the race, that’s a fact. It could have also been the same at Singapore, that’s another fact.”

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“Firstly, Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power,” an overjoyed Lewis Hamilton gleefully told the throngs of Ferrari faithful beneath the Italian Grand Prix podium.

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Formula One’s mandatory midseason breather is at an end, and the sport is about to launch into a three-month, nine-round conclusion starting in Belgium this weekend.

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Rather than experiencing shock during the Hungarian Grand Prix over Ferrari’s race tactics, there was that familiar feeling of ‘why are we not surprised’, as once again Sebastian Vettel was prioritised over Kimi Räikkönen.

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At first he was hailed as the prodigal son of Ferrari, but there has been little to be enthusiastic about in Kimi Raikkonen’s second tenure with the fabled Scuderia.

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Three victories from six starts is a great deal more than Ferrari has achieved in recent seasons, and the Italian marque has an opportunity to seize the narrative with victory at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

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They say money makes the world go round, and there are few places in this turning world this truism rings more faithfully than in Formula One.

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The Spanish Grand Prix marks the official start to the European season for Formula One in 2017 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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The opening race of Formula One’s new era delivered a pleasantly surprising outcome, yet many departed Melbourne lamenting the racing spectacle as teams and drivers adapted to the overhauled regulations.

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Almost no-one expected Ferrari to take the fight to Mercedes in Round 1, with the supposedly informed money being on Red Bull Racing putting together the class act of the field. The Australian Grand Prix result turned expectations on their heads.

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It’d be naive to suggest that Ferrari has recovered from its inexplicable, though entirely quintessential, freefall in 2016 on the back of last week’s opening pre-season test, yet indications show a tangible package to fashion a concerted effort in the upcoming campaign.

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For the third year in succession, Formula One was dominated by behemoth Mercedes, which conquered all before it without giving rivals a chance.

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A replay of Fernando Alonso’s opening lap in the Malaysia Grand Prix went viral this week.

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Welcome to the midseason break, where almost nothing happens in the Formula One world due to forced factory closures.

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