Does Ferrari need a new team boss?

10:45 am

Mike Craik: Alonso’s dedication can also be a danger

Aston Martin team boss Mike Craik insisted in an interview with the ‘BBC’ that signing Fernando Alonso for 2023 was the “proper transfer”. However, he additionally is aware of that this step includes sure dangers.

“The draw back might be that if the automobiles we’re delivering aren’t adequate, it should be troublesome,” mentioned Crack, who admitted: “It’s going to be a problem for us.” Because Alonso’s team naturally has sure calls for.

“But if the automotive is not quick sufficient will probably be troublesome for each driver,” stresses Crack. Alonso was undoubtedly the “good candidate” for Aston Martin and could be “open and clear”.

“He can ensure that we’ll give it our all and that we are going to hearken to what he has to say,” Craik guarantees. Let’s see if will probably be sufficient…

10:20 am

Binotto: Equal alternatives for Sainz and Leclerc

In the beforehand talked about interview, Ferrari boss John Elkann acknowledged, amongst different issues, that “Charles Leclerc is on pole” to turn into the following Ferrari champion. Does that imply Carlos Sainz is barely No. 2 internally?

“No, that is not what it means,” Mattia Binotto clarified. Elkann meant that Leclerc was “quicker on common than Carlos” this yr and took extra poles, the team boss doubts.

Both drivers have “ambitions” to turn into world champions. “Carlos is a robust racer. He proved it final yr,” mentioned Binotto, who made it clear that each drivers had equal alternatives.

In the inner Ferrari qualifying duel this season, Leclerc is clearly 12: 4 forward of Sainz. In the race duel, nonetheless, it’s only 8:7 from the Monegasque perspective.

09:59 am

Speaking of Montoya…

The Colombian’s Formula 1 profession got here to an abysmal finish as McLaren dropped him in the course of the 2006 season. But Montoya was in no way thought-about a “delicate character.”

For instance, this story from Helmut Marko, who as soon as labored with the younger Montoya in Austria, is sensible: “Four days later he gave me a rating of all McDonald’s branches. I did not even know we had so many McDonald’s in Graz. ! “

“I’ve by no means seen a driver so lazy when it comes to health,” recollects Marco, including: “He by no means ate greens or salad, he solely had burgers.” That’s why Marco got here up with one thing to work on Montoya’s health.

What precisely it was, you may learn right here!

09:41 am

All the most effective!

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Montoya, who celebrates his forty seventh birthday at present. Colombia received seven occasions in Formula 1 between 2001 and 2006 and twice completed third on the planet championship.

However, he by no means managed a massive hit within the premier class – however in America, the place he received the Indy 500 twice in 2000 and 2015.

In Formula 1, his duel with Michael Schumacher was typically a matter of dialog. So we use his birthday to re-release this well-known video out of the field:

09:18 am

Massepin lawsuit towards Haas

A number of months in the past, Nikita Mesepin filed a lawsuit towards his former team Haas. Now there’s a small replace. Massepin informed the Russian information company ‘TASS’ that the lawsuit “has been accepted”.

Haas now has 30 days to reply to the allegations. “In the close to future we’ll know when and the place the listening to will happen,” mentioned Massepin, who needs to sue for alleged again wages.

We will after all proceed to observe this.

8:59 am

Verstappen offended about sponsor

Dutch grocery store chain Jumbo has been a sponsor of Max Verstappen for a few years – and so produce other Dutch racing drivers. Now the boss of the corporate is accused of cash laundering, there was a raid a few days in the past.

Verstappen supervisor Raymond Vermeulen insists in Dutch ‘AD’ that he’s “in touch” with Jumbo. “We have an settlement with Jumbo. And the grocery store just isn’t a part of the investigation,” Vermeulen clarified, so we’ll wait and see.

More background on the entire story could be discovered right here!

8:40 am

Public assist…

… As is well-known, Binotto has lately been obtained from Ferrari boss John Elkann – albeit with a few drawbacks. He himself asserts that supporting statements don’t play a main position for him. Because the backing was already there.

“Me and the team know that now we have the complete assist of our chairman, so we do not need an article or an interview to know that,” emphasizes Binotto, explaining that he’s in fixed contact with Elcon.

So you had “no worries” anyway, he clarified. “But after all it is nice to see an interview like this as a result of it confirms what we already knew,” Binotto mentioned.


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