Also suffering from the Ferrari crisis: Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel
It is a crisis without an exit, and not only in this season, which has so far been characterized by debacles. The Scuderia Ferrari has been circling through Formula 1 for years: the story of a sporting decline.
Dhe table does not lie. After three races, Ferrari is in fifth place in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship. This could quickly turn into sixth if Renault succeeds in converting the qualities of its car to the track. The fight for fifth and sixth place is, according to Sebastian Vettel Ferrari, “new reality”. Italy’s national shrine has not been so bad since 1981. After all, Ferrari won two races 39 years ago. This season, several miracles compressed to a 300 km race distance are necessary.
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto criticized his team unusually sharply after the disappointing result in Hungary. A sixth and an eleventh place, each one lap behind the winner, was not worthy of Ferraris, said the Italian and called for a strong reaction from his team: “It was an extremely disappointing Sunday. This result is difficult to digest. In qualifying we got the most out of our car. But we didn’t succeed in the race. Being lapped hurts us and our fans. We now have to do everything we can to improve in every area. Everyone has to question their work and have the courage to change course if necessary. The current dynamic is unacceptable. ”The verbal sweep of the boss, who otherwise needed harmony, left the impression in the scene that Binotto was standing with his back to the wall.