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Italian press says 2018 F1 can be Ferrari’s year

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Ferrari may not have the best car, but it is in the running for the 2018 world championship.

That is the view of the Italian press after the Melbourne season opener.

Sebastian Vettel surprisingly beat Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne, after a pit strategy in the virtual safety car period played into Ferrari’s hands.

“Luck is never blind in sport,” La Gazzetta dello Sport said.

“If you support luck with brilliant ideas, you can succeed. Sebastian took such a chance and turned it into gold,” the sports daily added.

Corriere dello Sport agreed: “This can be the year of the title.

“After a winter in which the Silver Arrows terrified with their potential, it is comforting to know that Mercedes is not invincible.

“The SF71H is not a phenomenal car, but there are several reasons for hope, even if the Scuderia has to work hard for the championship.”

And La Stampa said: “This opening win is like Ferrari getting a good mark on the first day of school, even though Mercedes did its homework better in the holidays.

“Ferrari has a good car that still needs to be developed.”

Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera agrees that Ferrari is in the running in 2018, but needs to improve its new car.

“The car must improve and they know that very well, but this beginning shows the quality of the team,” he told Rai radio.

“The team is there, the drivers are there, the car has to improve but already last year they proved able to perform the miracle of being closer to Mercedes,” Tronchetti Provera added.

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