Ferrari shows how not to do that

Despite Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz atop the rostrum (for the primary time) after Sunday’s race at Silverstone, the normal racing staff from Maranello, Italy rapidly got here below criticism after the Grand Prix. The technique was not courageous sufficient and clearly flawed choices have been made – particularly below the security automobile – was the advert hoc evaluation of many observers. Now three former Formula 1 drivers who everybody ought to know have additionally spoken out: Hans Joachim Stuck, Jacques Villeneuve and Formula 1 knowledgeable Christian Danner. From your viewpoint, why did nothing come of the one-two that Ferrari had hoped for at Silverstone?

Christian Danner – Ferrari makes disastrous choices

“Ferrari made two main errors. The first mistake was that they did not push Leclerc instantly forward of Sainz, however all the time advised Sainz throughout the race: ‘Drive somewhat sooner, then it’ll work out by some means.’ “It was the primary disastrous determination. Leclerc is the person who could possibly be closing in on Verstappen within the general standings. Leclerc is a sooner and higher driver. He is the one championship candidate that Ferrari has. This ought to have occurred throughout the race,” a Formula 1 knowledgeable advised SPORT1.

But in Danner’s eyes, Ferrari scored big sums, particularly within the last phases of the race at Silverstone, as a result of they reacted too conservatively within the field of leaping horses and did not put all the pieces on the profitable card with only a double cease: “During the safety-car part, You made two flawed choices: first, you did not carry Leclerc in instantly and ship him again to the observe with new tires. […] The third mistake was that after the security automobile missed a tire change on lap one, they did not carry it again for 2 laps. Points and victories have been virtually intentionally taken from him. I’m completely satisfied for Carlos Sainz, however taking a look at it calmly, Ferrari has proven as soon as once more what not to do in order for you to win the world championship.”

Jacques Villeneuve – Leclerc additionally made errors

Jaques Villeneuve sees it the identical manner as our knowledgeable, as he states in his column on Dutch F1 portal “The determination to take it [Charles Leclerc; d. Red.] It was illogical to depart arduous work below the security automobile at a vital stage of the race – that’s the place they scored a double win. And I see Ferrari making errors like that on a regular basis.”

Jacques Villeneuve sees Ferrari making constant mistakes, photo: LAT Images
Jacques Villeneuve sees Ferrari making fixed errors, photograph: LAT Images

The eleven-time Grand Prix winner goes a step additional and tries to perceive what Ferrari should have been pondering on this state of affairs: “Maybe they hoped that Sainz would cease Hamilton, or have been afraid that if Leclerc was within the field Hamilton would not cease.”

Villeneuve not solely blames Ferrari for the errors, but additionally Charles Leclerc. He has to work on his manner of speaking with the staff: “I can perceive Leclerc’s anger after the race. Another instance of a conservative technique. But what Leclerc has to work on is his communication with the staff. Sure, Sainz was gradual, however he was undoubtedly P1 And might have completed P2. The second they modified tires made loads of sense as a result of in any other case they might have misplaced the race at that stage, however that wasn’t the case within the first race.”

What the Canadian is addressing right here is the a part of the race by which Leclerc, standing in P2, talked about a number of instances on the radio that he was considerably sooner than Carlos Sainz in entrance of him. “Leclerc acted as if he was already the clear No. 1 at Ferrari, which he’s not, not even contractually. It remains to be very early – Sainz nonetheless has an opportunity. […] So I suppose Ferrari wasn’t too completely satisfied together with his tone on the radio. Leclerc requested his staff for a call and got here again: ‘We advised Sainz he had to step up.’ That ought to really be sufficient, no extra radio messages could be vital. Insisting on it does nothing. Everyone can hear, which does not bode properly for Ferrari both. Do issues like that behind closed doorways after the race.”

Hans Joachim stopped – it is a Ferrari…

For 'Striesel' Stuck, Charles Leclerc is a 'Poor Sow', Photo: Sutton
For ‘Striesel’ Stuck, Charles Leclerc is a ‘Poor Sow’, Photo: Sutton

In an interview with Eurosport, Stuck was not as diplomatic as his two colleagues – normally “Striesel” – when he analyzed Ferrari’s race at Silverstone. “I ponder how lengthy Mattia Binotto will final at Ferrari. After all, he’s the top of the race and he’s chargeable for these choices. On the opposite hand, you have got to say that at Ferrari there have all the time been phases the place flawed choices have been made. . But this It’s been a brutal 12 months. I’m completely satisfied for Carlos Sainz that he received his first race. But: Charles Leclerc actually has to surrender. He’s a extremely poor sod. But he is Ferrari.”

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