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Ferrari up the ante in title battle

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Jonathan Legard | 13:46 UK time, Friday, 25 June 2010


Having watched the country's football team crash out of the World Cup, Italy is once again looking to Ferrari to raise the national spirit at this weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia.

By coincidence, it just so happens that the team's two drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa who started the 2010 season with such great expectations, share the same hopes.

This race could be a critical turning point in the championship battle if Ferrari's most significant raft of upgrades is proved to work as dramatically on the track as they have in simulations.

It could transform a campaign which at the Turkish Grand Prix last month looked in danger of running out of steam already as Red Bull and McLaren forced the pace at the front of the grid.

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Simmering rivalries at F1 summit

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Jonathan Legard | 23:15 UK time, Friday, 11 June 2010


Formula 1's return to North America after an absence of two years has given rise to much positive comment and anticipation over the prospects for another action-packed race weekend.

But two weeks on from the Turkish Grand Prix, the in-house rivalries at Red Bull and McLaren are still providing the biggest talking points.

You didn't have to walk very far down the paddock at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Thursday before you found by far the biggest media crowd gathered around Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel as Red Bull continued their efforts to dampen down the storm caused by the pair's collision at Istanbul Park.

The more you listen, the more you hear, the more contradictory the picture appears, however many interviews the key players give.

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