Sochi race in Russia will be the next stop of F1 races after the Singapore GP race last weekend.
Ferrari did something that surprised fans when they had their first 1-2 victory at the Marina Bay Circuit since Singapore GP was put into the F1 system starting in 2008.
The victory in Singapore GP 2019 is the 3rd consecutive victory of the team from Italy Calculating from the second phase of the kick-off season. It was also Vettel’s first victory in the 2019 season after 392 days without knowing the winning taste since the Belgium race in 2018.
Vettel’s victory is particularly important in the current period of the season, which adds to the confidence of Ferrari as well as their four-time world-class steering wheel. Ferrari’s 3 successive victories prove that they have returned to their design trajectories with increasingly efficient upgrades, the car’s compression has been improved significantly on many different types of racing tracks. more important than that, it proves that Mercedes is not invincible at the moment.
In addition to technical factors, Ferrari’s tactical team has also improved significantly. They made the correct and timely decision to put their steering wheel in the most favorable situation possible, the most evident demonstration of the 1-2 victory in the past week in Singapore.
In Singapore GP, Mercedes was completely passive in front of its rivals, they responded slowly to the happenings on the run and the results of both Mercedes steering wheel only came in 4th and 5th place after the race ended. end. 3 consecutive defeats to Ferrari is really impossible to swallow when before that in every race they always take the initiative in their play.
The problem of Mercedes is purely technical and tactical, but in addition to the above 2 Ferrari, they also need to thoroughly resolve internal conflicts when Vettel won the weekend. A cheerful atmosphere will energize Ferrari to succeed in the cold runs this weekend in Sochi.
The news is quite important that Mercedes will return to McLaren as an engine supplier since the 2020 season. It can be said that, since the departure of Mercedes and Hamilton, the traditional British rich racing team has not been self.
They have lost the image for the past several seasons, hoping the return will show fans the image of a proud McLaren in the past. Pirelli will provide C2-C3-C4 tire combos for the teams in the race in Sochi, since the 2014 season, the first place in Sochi has always belonged to the drivers of Mercedes.
Hamilton has won 3 victories in Russia, this time back, with 3 consecutive defeats against Ferrari, fans hope to see the strength of the defending champion to assert their position. Although Ferrari claims there will be no more upgrades this season, they are focusing on the car that will compete in the 2020 season.
However, with the improvement in the second half of the season, the excitement of Vettel’s victory along with the desire to assert himself of young driver Leclerc. Mercedes may again find it difficult to defend its dominance in Sochi.