Ferrari Hit Back at Mercedes After Italy’s Triumph Over England at Euro 2020

Published 07/12/2021, 4:17 AM EDT
Soccer Football – Euro 2020 – Final – Italy v England – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Italy celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2020 Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill


Last night was the occasion for the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England. With a two-week break after the Austrian GP, many in the F1 paddock got the time to invest themselves in the football matches, with teams taking digs at each other as well. When team pranks come up, everyone knows that Mercedes is involved. And that’s what happened this time as well.

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Prior to the much-awaited Euro 2020 fixture, Mercedes trolled the Italian team. They took a cheeky dig at Ferrari by posting a video from their Twitter handle.

Then, in the same Twitter thread, they asked their fans, “It’s coming Rome or it’s coming home, what do you think?”

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Unfortunately, the German team‘s tweet didn’t age well as Azzurri came from behind in both normal time and penalties to clinch their second European championship. And the Maranello-based team wasted no time to hit back at Mercedes.

Ferrari hilariously replied, “It’s coming Rome, actually, it just arrived!”

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Hamilton and Mercedes to look for a comeback at their home turf

Unfortunately, Mercedes are on the losing side, so to speak, in F1 as well. The seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, is on a winless streak of five races.

The last time the Brit experienced such a drought was back in 2016 – the year his teammate Nico Rosberg beat him to the championship title. And with the next race to be held at Hamilton’s home turf, the Brit will seek to end his winless drought in front of his home fans.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger.

However, it will be an uphill task for the reigning champion to stop the title leader Max Verstappen, who is in red hot form this season. Fortunately, Mercedes has a solid record at Silverstone; they have won nearly every race at this circuit since 2013 except the 2018 season. Red Bull, on the other hand, last won at Silverstone all the way back in 2012.

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Lewis Hamilton currently sits P2 in the driver’s standings, 40 points behind archrival Verstappen.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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