Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola
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Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola

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While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...

Formula 1 practice sessions are rather different in 2021. It was known going into the season that a quarter of the overall practice running had been cut with the Friday sessions trimmed to one hour each, but just how they’d play out remained a mystery.

But after the opening practice running took place at Imola for the second Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, to sit alongside what was witnessed in Bahrain three weeks ago, a pattern is emerging.

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Series Formula 1
Event Emilia Romagna GP
Author Alex Kalinauckas