Formula One : Ferrari in Trouble

Scuderia Ferrari has been building the Ferrari F1-75 throughout the off-season with the sole aim of competing for the drivers’ and constructors’ championship this season. We started to believe in it at the beginning of the season with the Ferrari double in Bahrain and then a sparkling Charles Leclerc who started to be regular in qualification and in the race. Unfortunately, the happiness was short-lived, between failing single-seaters, strategic errors and a competitor’s car clearly superior in the last GP, the team with the prancing horse is beginning to worry.

Memories of the past comes back

Ferrari has experienced all the possible disappointments: engine failure, strategic error, pilot error or a car clearly inferior to the competition, the Italian team is in perdition since the Spanish Grand Prix where the victory of Charles Leclerc flew when the engine of the Monegasque exploded. This is not the first time that the Scuderia is plagued by repeated mechanical incidents, in 2018, the Asian tour had definitively sealed the fate of the championship to the dismay of Sebastien Vettel. Ferrari is already 66 points behind Red Bull in the manufacturer’s championship, and is only 40 points ahead of Mercedes. Who is really to blame for this worrying start to the season?

Charles Leclerc, the tree that hides the forest?

He has made qualifying his supremacy with 6 pole positions for 8 Grand Prix contested, two victories by dominating the race from start to finish. Charles Leclerc is the leader of this team, the only one truly capable of fighting with the two Red Bull drivers. However, he still made mistakes that were detrimental to him, as in Emilia Romagna, where he spun less than 10 laps from the chequered flag. On the accounting level, the Monegasque is 49 points behind Max Verstappen, the great favorite to his own succession. The British Grand Prix will be a first test for Leclerc and his new engine, Mattia Binotto, the team boss assured that “Charles will be able to attack as he wishes from Silverstone”.

Carlos Sainz: the disappointment

The second place at the last Grand Prix in Canada is symptomatic of the Spaniard’s record after 8 races at the wheel of the F1-75. Never able to go after Verstappen for more than 20 laps, he has never been so close to getting his first victory, which will have to wait a little longer. 3 retirements, a teammate who outclassed him on the track when mechanical incidents were not present. A rhythm in qualification too irregular never able to take a pole. After a satisfactory first season last year, the Spaniard seems to walk backwards and does not progress. The season is not finished, on the contrary it is up to him to prove all his talent from July 3rd in Silverstone with why not a first success in the queen category? 

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