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F1 Race Analysis: Was Vettel right to ignore Ferrari’s team orders?

The narrative of the brewing rivalry between Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari had been predicted from the moment it was announced they would be teammates for the 2019 season. But in Russia on Sunday, we saw tensions hit a new high as Ferrari’s bid to employ team orders backfired, contributing to the team’s loss to Mercedes as it snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. While Leclerc had managed to bag his fourth straight pole position in qualifying on Saturday, Vettel had again struggled to match his teammate’s pace, taking P3 on the grid and continuing a concerning trend of losing out to Lewis Hamilton despite a perceived car advantage in recent races. Just as it did...
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