Sebastian Vettel rages on team radio during Chinese Grand Prix FP2

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Racing Point F1 found themselves under attack in Free Practice, and not from a car on the track. 

Instead, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was beginning a war of words with the team formally known as Force India after one of their drivers held up the German on a fast lap. 

As Vettel approached the slower driver in sector one of the track, he became tucked behind him, ruining his lap in the process.

Following the incident, the German got on the radio to give his opinion on the team.

"I don't know what the Force India is doing," spat Vettel, obviously so angry that he forgot the team’s new name.

”They race harder on Fridays than they do on Sunday." 

Although maybe an unwarrented attack by the four-time world champion, Vettel's assessment of the Racing Point is sadly not baseless. 

The team in pink entered the first race of the year in Australia with a car they had barely even driven before having made wholesale changes after the third and final pre-season test had concluded. 

Luckily for the team, Williams have much greater problems than them and as such will prevent Racing Point from propping up the standings, at least until they can close the whopping two-second gap that they have to the rest of the field. 

Free Practice 2 didn’t go smoothly for many of the top drivers at the Chinese Grand Prix. 

In what will be Formula One’s 1000th race, both Hamilton, who span his car into the gravel early in the session, and Charles Leclerc, who struggled with a cooling issue, failed to complete double digit laps. 

That left world championship leader Valtteri Bottas, who took advantage of his rivals‘ struggles, to top the table on Friday.

As we approach the race on Sunday, it’s left to be seen if Ferrari can grab their first win of the season or indeed if Racing Point will exact the revenge on the prancing horse. 

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