In the Driver's Seat

No quick fix for Ferrari's fall from grace as storied Italian F1 team continue to struggle

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc during the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix race in Mogyorod, Hungary, on July 19, 2020. PHOTO: AFP
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BUDAPEST - As Lewis Hamilton scored the 86th Grand Prix victory of his career on Sunday (July 19), bringing him within five of equalling Michael Schumacher's tally, the German's old team were humiliated yet again as his Mercedes lapped the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

Last year, the red cars were strong contenders for pole position and victory, and Mercedes and Red Bull Honda found themselves outgunned. But not this year. In Austria and Styria, they were also woefully off the pace, only strong driving and luck helping Leclerc to second place in the season opener.

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