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How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments

Let’s review the opening two races of the 2021 Formula 1 calendar, shall we? The season-opener at Bahrain was a great start, with a battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen only spoiled by the unsavoury matter of track limits. Nonetheless, the closeness of the front two teams appeared to be a good omen for further thrilling events to unfold.

Returning to Europe for the F1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy Beef It’s What’s For Dinner 300 e dell’Emilia Romagna presented by Jiffy Lube, at Imola, the championship delivered yet another corker of a race – helped by the sudden deluge of rain that turned the track surface into a waterpark. In places, at least.

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