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Autosport podcast: Has complacency caused Ferrari’s 2019 F1 strife? – F1

Back at the circuit where it had dominated in pre-season Formula 1 testing under three months ago, Ferrari was again trounced by Mercedes in the Spanish Grand Prix.

That was despite Ferrari accelerating the introduction of an upgraded second engine of the season, and adding updates to its car.

In the Autosport podcast’s Spanish GP review, Scott Mitchell and Jake Boxall-Legge join Edd Straw to discuss whether Ferrari simply got too complacent with its initial 2019 design, whether it can even win a race this year, and its handling of another team orders dilemma at Barcelona.

They also tackle the intra-team battle at Mercedes, with Valtteri Bottas having dominated so much of the weekend only to end up defeated by Lewis Hamilton.

The rest of the grid is not neglected, with an in-depth look at the midfield fight – including why Haas needs to “bang its drivers’ head together”, Toro Rosso missing opportunities again and why Renault is floundering.

The Autosport Podcast is available to subscribe to free via iTunes, Spotify and other podcast suppliers – simply search for ‘Autosport’.

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