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Alonso: Leclerc can end Mercedes dominance

Fernando Alonso has backed Charles Leclerc to break Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton's stranglehold over Formula 1 after graduating to Ferrari's senior squad. Much is expected of Leclerc, who will become the Scuderia's second-youngest race driver when he starts the Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes have won the drivers' and constructors' championship in each of the past five seasons, having dominated since F1's switch to V6 Hybrid power units in 2014. The run of five double title triumphs matches the record set by Ferrari between 2000 and 2004, when Michael Schumacher was at the wheel – a run ended by Alonso and Renault. With Sebastian Vettel having fallen short of Hamilton in the past two...
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