How a 16-year-old wound still haunts Ferrari

How a 16-year-old wound still haunts Ferrari

Both of Formula 1's top two teams needed to intervene in on-track events between its drivers at Hockenheim last weekend. While Mercedes made a straightforward call, Ferrari, possibly still grappling with the ghosts of its past, struggled to do likewise

The 2002 Austrian Grand Prix is one of the most infamous in Formula 1 history, and on the evidence of last weekend's German GP it left scars that still bother Ferrari to this day.

The race at the then-A1 Ring will forever be remembered for its final few seconds, when race leader Rubens Barrichello slowed to let Michael Schumacher take a victory he didn't really need on his romp to a world championship he would seal by July. Incidentally, last weekend was the 16-year anniversary of that feat.

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