The predicted head start that has helped Ferrari in F1 2022
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The predicted head start that has helped Ferrari in F1 2022

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Ferrari’s eye-catching start at the Barcelona pre-season test wasn’t entirely unexpected but still created cause for concern among its Formula 1 rivals. While certain rules played in its favour, the Scuderia will be wary of how any early advantage can be deceiving

Lewis Hamilton famously declared over team radio last year in Baku that he was taking the approach of it being a marathon and not a sprint.

That may have been in direct reference to a chaotic race on the streets of Azerbaijan, but it holds true for the Formula 1 season as a whole. It doesn’t matter how well you start; the only thing that really counts is who leads at the end. That’s why Ferrari, and its rivals, are maintaining a watching brief over what has been a clear strong start for the F1-75, as the Maranello team has got out of the blocks first.

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