In the Driver's Seat

Ferrari need to unlock potential fast as Mercedes pile pressure with third-straight 1-2 finish

Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in action during the Chinese Grand Prix on April 14, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SHANGHAI - Not since 1992, when Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese were running riot in Williams' dominant FW14Bs, has a team finished first and second in the three opening races of a season.

After the pace Ferrari showed during testing in Barcelona, who would have bet on Mercedes doing just that this year?

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.