In The Driver's Seat

Gap narrows with gripping three-way fight for 2019

After years of domination, Mercedes had serious competition from Ferrari this season, and predictability went out the window.

Mercedes were unlucky not to win in Australia, where Sebastian Vettel took first blood when a safety car deployment upset Mercedes' calculations. And he won again in Bahrain as the Ferrari was the better car at that point.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 27, 2018, with the headline 'Gap narrows with gripping three-way fight for 2019'. Print Edition | Subscribe