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How Ferrari held back in Friday practice

The consensus heading into the season was that Ferrari held the advantage over Mercedes. After Friday practice in Australia, the question is whether Ferrari is holding back or if Mercedes has turned the tables on its rival

Everyone, and that includes the Formula 1 teams themselves, had Ferrari pegged as the clear leader heading into the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

So with Mercedes apparently blowing the red cars, and Red Bull for that matter, out of the water in Friday practice, either everyone was wrong or something has changed dramatically. Both of these possibilities cannot be dismissed out of hand.

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