In The Driver's Seat

Ferrari's pace at Spa will prompt Mercedes reaction

I was recently asked by a client to stick my neck out and make a controversial prediction for the second half of the Formula One season. Entering the spirit of things, I made the somewhat crass prediction that Ferrari would not win a race.

Well, some days you eat the bear, and some days you become the ursine feast. Consider me devoured by Yogi and his mates after the Belgian Grand Prix brought Ferrari their first win of the season after 13 tries, and Charles Leclerc his first after a faultless drive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'Ferrari's pace at Spa will prompt Mercedes reaction'. Print Edition | Subscribe