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F1 2020: Austrian GP results a sign of things to come?

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The race produced drama and excitement beyond my expectations.


10 Jul 2020
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F1 2020: Austrian GP results a sign of things to come?

Race winner Valtteri Bottas with the trophy after winning last week's season opening Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Last Sunday’s first race of the 2020 Formula One season, the Austrian Grand Prix, rapidly re-established the normality of F1, as protests and squabbles from last year and the preseason testing were revived, including the Ferrari engine investigation. After a mediocre start to the 2019 season, Ferrari needed to up their game and following the summer break, the team demonstrated an improvement, resulting in three consecutive victories and five consecutive pole positions – prompting an FIA investigation. It was suggested the Scuderia were exceeding the prescribed maximum fuel flow. Amazingly, the Italian team’s miraculous power advantage vaporised and strangely, the...

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