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How Leclerc replaced Vettel as the Tifosi's home hero

The word “Tifosi” is best-known in Formula 1 in reference to Ferrari’s loyal tribe of fans that follow the team all over the world, with its largest congregation appearing at Monza each year for the Italian Grand Prix. While the term is used throughout the Italian sports scene, including in football and cycling, its origins are slightly more sinister. “Tifosi” literally means “those infected by typhus”, detailing how their enthusiasm and spirit spreads like an infection. Ferrari’s Tifosi lap it up. They wave flags, set off flares, sing songs. You didn’t need to look at the track to know when either Charles Leclerc or Sebastian Vettel were leaving the pits or passing by,...
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