Why Ferrari has its work cut out in Spain
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Why Ferrari has its work cut out in Spain

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Any hopes of Ferrari making inroads against Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix appeared to be dashed on Friday. BEN ANDERSON looks into the reasons behind that outcome

The beginning of the European season usually provides the first major skirmish in Formula 1's endless car development war, and with it hope among those who are trailing the competition that they might - with some clever thinking and lots of hard work - close up to, or even overtake, their nearest rivals.

At the front of this year's F1 grid that means Ferrari's ongoing efforts to catch Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel spoke ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix about his hopes that the Scuderia might close the gap with a raft of updates to the SF15-T.

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