Race, Modern
SEP 30th 2019

Goodwood Road & Racing

Weekend drama at Sochi and Silverstone

Just when Ferrari finally appeared to have Mercedes on the ropes, the Russian Grand Prix came along and delivered a sucker-punch. It was sheer bad luck that lost the red team its fourth victory on the trot, but what is likely to leave lasting consternation were the events that played out in the lead-up to the lucky break that gifted Lewis Hamilton his first win since the Hungarian GP in July.

And once again, Sebastian Vettel was at the heart of a drama that left team boss Mattia Binotto with some explaining to do – and another tricky internal wrinkle that will take some serious elbow grease to properly iron out.

Meanwhile at Silverstone, a typically frenetic day of British Touring Car Championship action led to a title battle swing first one way and then back the other, as BMW’s Colin Turkington took another step closer to a record-equalling fourth drivers’ crown.

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