In The Driver's Seat

Ferrari's promise of power could create new generation gap

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton celebrating his Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday. Mercedes are now concerned about the extra power that Ferrari are expected to generate with their new engine.
World championship leader Lewis Hamilton celebrating his Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday. Mercedes are now concerned about the extra power that Ferrari are expected to generate with their new engine.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Twelve races through its 21-event calendar, the normally unstoppable Formula One goes into its summer break with Mercedes back on top in both the drivers' and constructors' World Championships.

Nothing new there, we might once have said. But the fact is that this is an unusual situation this season, because it has become increasingly evident in recent races that Ferrari are the current pace-setters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2018, with the headline 'Ferrari's promise of power could create new generation gap'. Subscribe