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Can Mercedes Close The Gap To Ferrari This Season?

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As the second half of the 2022 Formula 1 season is set to resume at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 26th; Formula 1 fans are eager to see how the race to the final standing for 2022 will play out.

With 13 races already completed in the season and 9 more to go, Red Bull Racing leads the points tally with 431 points. Next to Red Bull is Ferrari with 334 points and Mercedes with 304 points. Other teams have not managed to cross the 100 points mark.

The gap between the top three teams and other teams competing in Formula 1 seems to be a gulf apart. This may not be clear for people new to Formula 1. We recommend if you want news, statistics and to learn more about F1.

Beginning from the Belgian Grand Prix, Formula 1 fans are excited to see how the competition between Ferrari and Mercedes will play out. Ferrari will be looking to solidify their second place and close the gap between them and Red Bull. On the other hand, Mercedes will be motivated to give Ferrari a run for second place before Mercedes then take the battle straight to Red Bull. How will these scenarios likely play out?

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LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 24: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari F1-75 leads Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 and the rest of the field into turn one at the start during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) innovation

Currently, Mercedes are 30 points behind Ferrari. Mercedes’ impressive performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix saw them further close the gap between them and Ferrari. The remaining 9 races of the 2022 Formula 1 season will be a tough battle between these sides.

It’s been a tough year for Mercedes, as Hamilton admitted after the Hungarian Grand Prix. Still, he also reiterated Mercedes’ never-give-up attitude as they continue to push for more success this season.

Hamilton and the rest of his Mercedes teammates want to put a good showing into the remaining nine races of the year.

The bright side of their competition with Ferrari is that the Mercedes team knows they cannot relent. For Mercedes, the competition begins internally between their drivers. This internal competition also serves as a form of extra motivation for Mercedes to take the battle to Ferrari.


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Ferrari’s grip on second place is a slim one. If Ferrari cannot challenge Red Bull for first place, their target as a team will be to solidify their hold on second place. Mercedes also realize this is a good opportunity to close the gap.

On the driver’s front, Max Verstappen is cruising to his second successive F1 World Champion title is Charles Leclerc does not start beating him regularly. The gap from Max in second to Charles in second is a massive 80 points with nine rounds remaining

Who will come out on top eventually? This will be revealed for all to see at the end of the 2022 Formula 1 season.