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TREMAYNE: Does Ferrari’s Baku performance mean they’re on the right path to catch Red Bull?

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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Mercedes are clearly taking some very significant steps amid a shake-up in their technical concept and management, trying to resolve the current car issues that have left Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as also-rans in the chase for another World Championship to add to the eight on the bounce they achieved as a constructor in the first iteration of the turbo-hybrid era. How long ago that now seems, at a time when Red Bull have won 14 of the last 15 races!

Meanwhile, Ferrari, also struggling to do something about Red Bull since their early promise faded away last year, are taking a different view, determined to soldier on massaging their existing concept. In a Zoom hook-up prior to the race in Azerbaijan, new boss Fred Vasseur made it clear to us that his team have no plan to deviate from their existing car, nor their planned developmental path.

READ MORE: Leclerc says Ferrari ‘absolutely maximised’ Azerbaijan weekend after claiming first podium of season

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