Prior to the start of the Formula One season, Ferrari were expected to pose a real threat to the Mercedes team. However, this failed to materialise and Mercedes built up a commanding lead from an early stage. This included numerous wins from defending champion Lewis Hamilton, as he goes in search of a sixth Drivers championship and third in succession. He was also well supported to do so with punters using the latest nevada sports betting offers that are available. He remains the strong favourite and has recently picked up a further victory at the Russian Grand Prix.
Ferrari have begun to rise again and are now getting a lot of success in recent races. This includes them winning three of the last four events, with Hamilton stopping this run with the Russian victory. This started with Charles Leclerc winning the Belgium Grand Prix. The rising star held of the challenge of Lewis Hamilton, with Ferrari and Mercedes making it a 1-2-3-4.
Leclerc then followed up at the Italian Grand Prix with a dazzling performance to end Ferrari’s Monza win drought. The Mercedes drivers again followed him home. Sebastian Vettel had yet to win a race this season, with pressure gathering on him. However, he made it a third victory in succession for Ferrari as he won the Singapore Grand Prix. This saw him hold of teammate Leclerc, with Mercedes failing to make the podium.
At present it is Charles Leclerc who is leading the rise for the Ferrari team. He is sitting in third in the standings behind the Mercedes pair. He has picked up two wins to date with nine podiums it total. He has accumulated 215 points in comparison to Sebastian Vettel’s 194. The latter has just one win so far this season, with seven podiums. Next up is the Japanese Grand Prix, with Ferrari failing to make the podium last season.
There has been numerous incidents this season between the Ferrari drivers, which is clear there is small rift between the pair. Vettel is a proud multiple champion, with Leclerc one of the most exciting young talents for some time. Both are highly competitive as the continued success of the so called second driver, is clearly behind this. It will be interesting in how this will continue as Ferrari rise again and now look a real challenge to Mercedes moving forward.