1000th F1 Race Countdown: Mercedes Toy with Force India’s Feelings

Published 04/10/2019, 6:50 AM EDT


This weekend, Formula One reaches a milestone of achieving its 1000th F1 race. The venue for the 1000th running is the Shanghai International circuit. So, to commemorate the 1000th F1 race, we’ve turned back the clock to two years ago in in China itself.

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During the race, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was in his second race for the team. Unfortunately, he spun off but managed to recover to begin the fight back up the order.

Then, the Finn came across HaasKevin Magnussen and made short work of him. Then, the next target was Racing Point’s Sergio Perez. The team was called Force India at the time but now race under the Racing Point banner.

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On Twitter, all the teams were at it once again and an exchange between Mercedes and Force India stood out. This is how the conversation unfolded.

Apparently Force India were not in the mood as they had other problems to deal with.

Mercedes tried to be generous with their fellow Mercedes-powered team.

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But Force India were not falling for that again

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In the end, Bottas ended the race in 6th and the Force Indias had a double points finish with 9th and 10th.

For now, back in 2019, the 1000th F1 race will take place at the Chinese GP and all 10 teams will be gearing up for a good outing.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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