Chandhok answers F1 2019's big questions
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Chandhok answers F1 2019's big questions

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Will Ferrari finally beat Mercedes to world championship glory? Can Red Bull do what McLaren could not and succeed with Honda? Will Robert Kubica make a successful racing return? Karun Chandhok answers the big questions of ahead of Formula 1 2019

There's no doubt that Ferrari had a car that was fast enough to win the world championship last year. Several driving errors and some mismanagement from the team cost Sebastian Vettel the title. Not getting Kimi Raikkonen to play the proper team game at Hockenheim or Monza was silly. Sacking Kimi on race day morning at Monza, when he could have helped Seb that day, was just bizarre.

As Vettel fell further and further away in the points and the car updates didn't deliver, the more desperate the overtaking lunges became and, in the end, the whole challenge unravelled. Frankly, you could even make a good argument for Ferrari having a car fast enough to win the title in 2017 if you only add the points lost in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan that year.

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