The former Ferrari boss sharply criticizes the team’s flawed tactics at the Hungaroring » FirstSportz

Ferrari's pit stop confusion at Monaco GP
Ferrari’s pit stop confusion at Monaco GP

Much to the tifosi’s disappointment, Ferrari botched his run at the Hungarian Grand Prix by almost giving away the guaranteed podium places Charles Leclerc and Carlo Sainz. Scuderia had performed well all weekend in Budapest but in the end they again succumbed to strategic mistakes and this was their second straight week of near misses as Leclerc was robbed of another podium after last week French Grand Prix.

F1 pundits analyzed Ferrari tactics after the Hungaroring race to check why the Scuderia are performing so poorly despite both drivers making top three starts early in the GP. And many motorsport enthusiasts could not help but cite that Ferrari had failed utterly as Red Bull achieved a perfect end to their race with a win for Max Verstappen, despite the reigning world champion starting from tenth on the grid.

Amidst all the discussions, former Ferrari and Williams boss Peter Windsor shared his take on what went wrong with Scuderia’s tactics during the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Ferrari boss slams team for Charles Leclerc losing podium spot

Ferrari pit stop
Ferrari pit stop

While Ferrari started from a favorable position, the Maranello team made some serious mistakes in tire strategy for both racers. Although Ferrari were touted as the fastest team during Friday’s free practice sessions, their performance was worrying during the feature race at the Hungaroring, where Charles Leclerc slipped to P6 even after starting third on the grid.

Until now, many F1 fans are of the opinion that Ferrari is unable to find the right strategy for their race, even after seeing such a great pairing of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz with a near-perfect race car – the F1-75 – to have. Speaking of Ferrari’s race falling short of expectations, Peter Windsor said: “I just thought Ferrari ran out of creative ways to make Charles Leclerc lose another Grand Prix, but magically they found another method.”

The British F1 pundit continued: “It was on lap 39. Max Verstappen’s crew sensed there was more rain in the air but brought him back into the pit lane for a new set of medium tyres. George Russell responded immediately. You’d think that Charles would be in better shape with at least five laps left on the tires after the strong first stint he put in.

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