Newsletter 53: FERRARI FORMULA 1 – A RANT!
Formula one is about to resume racing after the summer break, and you know what that means……… Ferrari have not been able to F*&#K anything up for at least four weeks. But at least they went out on a big one at the Hungarian grand prix, the final race before the break.
If they were going to keep their championship hopes alive, they needed Charles Leclerc to win and something to go wrong for Max Verstappen, and that’s exactly what they got……… almost!
Ferrari lined up second and third on the grid, behind George Russell. Max Verstappen was down in tenth, after a problem in qualifying and by lap thirty nine, Leclerc had overtaken Russell for the lead of the race, pulled a gap on the field and was the fastest man on track. Finally Ferrari were going to take some points away from Max Verstappen………………………but wait……………………………..
Max Verstappen comes home in first place, from tenth on the grid, then Sainz, then Perez, ahead of Leclerc in sixth!
How is that even possible????
Yet again, Charles was in the lead of the race, and it was ruined. But why was it ruined? Well, to find out we’re going to play a game of who wants to be an Italian disgrace?
First question, for zero dollars……..Wow, how many of you guessed it? ……………………. It’s B, of course its B, its always B!!
Yes, once again Ferrari made a complete arse of the strategy. We’ve seen them do it a thousand times………………. and that’s just this season.
So, who are the people who make these stupid decisions?
Firstly, there’s this man: Mattia Binotto – He’s the Team Principle.
(Also know in Italy as “€50,000 Dead or Alive”)
Then there’s this guy: Riccardo Adami – Carlos race engineer
He’s the man that tells Carlos Sainz, “Everything looks fine on the data”, while Carlos is busy burning to death!
Then we have this man: Xavier Marcos – Charles race engineer
He’s the guy that tells Charles, in Monaco, to “Stay out, Stay out” as Charles is busy driving down the pit lane!
Last but not least, there’s this dude: Inaki Rueda – Chief Strategist
He’s the first ever blind, deaf and schizophrenic person to work in Formula 1
Even with this team of crack engineers Ferrari has ended up NINETY SEVEN points behind Red Bull.
The Ferrari pit wall has become more of a meme than a team this season, thanks to some of their questionable strategy Decisions.
We all know the details by now, missed pit stops and bad tyre selection, coupled with an engine that would prefer to destroy itself than see the checkered flag more than twice.
Ferrari’s season is a story of disappointment and missed Opportunity.
So how are they, and more importantly, are they going to resolve the situation?
It’s fair to say that this season is almost certainly lost. Red Bull would have to have some major disasters in the second half and don’t forget, Mercedes is on a resurgence.
Ferrari are not going to win another championship until someone gets in there and slaps everyone around a bit!
“As abuse is no longer allowed when we speak about F1, I’m forced to say Ferrari’s strategists are brilliant”
RECENTLY SPOTTED IN MARANELLO.
Purosangue – Ferrari’s new FUV, spotted outside the factory two weeks ago. Eagle eyed will notice that this is actually a camouflaged Maserati Levante. The Maserati is used as a test mule for the Purosangue’s V12, so, despite the camouflage, the Purosangue won’t actually look anything like this!
Roma Spider – Despite Ferrari denying that they would be producing a spider version, this one was spotted, at 4 o’clock in the morning, testing on the streets outside the factory and another spotted at the back of the factory during the day!
The new Ferrari LMP1 – Testing at Fiorano.
As we know, Ferrari will be entering the Le Man’s series next year, as a works team. The new car has been spotted quite frequently zipping around Ferrari’s bespoke test track.
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