Pat Symonds' F1 2019 half-term report
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Pat Symonds' F1 2019 half-term report

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Formula 1 technical consultant and former Benetton/Renault chief engineer PAT SYMONDS looks at the winners and losers as we reach the mid-way point of the season

It's traditional at this time of year to take stock and comment on the relative performance of the teams. Quite often, particularly over the past few seasons, we've been looking at a dominant team, but not since the reversion to just 10 outfits have we seen the zenith and the nadir of performance so firmly anchored race after race.

We have got used, since 2014, to seeing Mercedes dominate, but fans of unpredictable outcomes have always held out hope that a weakness in the team's impressively solid armour might show.

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