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The email that led to a Mercedes fightback

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The email that led to a Mercedes fightback
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Oct 11, 2018, 10:08 AM

Blaming Ferrari's blunders for Mercedes surging to another Formula 1 world title is too simplistic. The Silver Arrows' turnaround played a massive part, and it started with a single email.

It's too easy to look at Lewis Hamilton's march towards a likely fifth Formula 1 world championship and consider it as simply the result of Ferrari's failures.

The consensus at the moment is that Sebastian Vettel had a car that was more than capable of fighting for the title but - through driver errors, team management and strategy stumbles - he and Ferrari blew it.

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Author Jonathan Noble