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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB20 leads Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin AMR24 and Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB20
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The F1 hero to zero dividing line that has never been so thin

OPINION: Behind Red Bull there are two almighty battles going on in Formula 1. The glory for the best-of-the-rest and the top of the midfield is hotly contested, with margins going down to the thousandths of a second. Here is what is in play and why the smallest of gains can make the biggest of differences

From the outside it’s quite hard to comprehend just how brutal Formula 1 is right now for everyone other than Red Bull, and how thin that dividing line is between hero and zero. Sure, Red Bull continues to make things look easy, with its RB20 and Max Verstappen unleashing a masterclass of dominance week in and week out that simply has to be admired.

But behind it, in the two clear groups that have emerged, there is everything to play for in a fight that has no clear pecking order and is impossible to predict. The teams in both Pack A (Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin and Mercedes) and Pack B (RB, Haas, Wiliams, Sauber and Alpine), are in a world where details make all the difference.

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