“They continue to support each other despite all the mistakes” » FirstSportz
Martin Brundle has been in the sport for many years and has seen the highest highs and the lowest lows, but it would be difficult even for him to understand what is going on with Ferrari on and off the track. A team that has the potential to win both championships is struggling to even get on the podium. We saw this in both France and Hungary, where Ferrari missed its chance to capitalize.
There was a win up for grabs in Hungary after Red Bull’s struggles earlier in the week. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez started from P10 and P11 respectively on the grid and handed the initiative to Ferrari on a track notoriously difficult to overtake. It all started well for Ferrari as they had a brilliant first half but unfortunately lost their way to finally end their weekend heartbroken.
Despite everything that happened on the track, the Italian giants were able to keep the unit intact. We saw an example of this in Charles Leclerc’s post-crash interview in France. The Monegasque driver saw Paul Ricard completely under control, but lost what initially looked like a technical problem at the rear and crashed into the guard rails. But regardless of what the reason was, Charles took full responsibility for the incident.
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Martin Brundle appreciates Ferrari’s spirit of sticking together in such difficult times
This could be a PR move or it could be sheer team spirit, but Ferrari have managed to stick together through difficult times. Martin Brundle, who appreciated this aspect, said: “Much of the pit stop activity was to cover the recovering Verstappen. Ferrari was still busy reacting and on lap 39 they faced Leclerc. He had to either use soft tires that wouldn’t last to the end of the race or hard compound tires that looked pretty grim on other cars.
“They adjusted the hards and sent Leclerc to P6 while sliding all over the place. The Ferrari team sticks together and supports each other through these pretty common mistakes lately, but however you paint it, they sort of navigated a fast car from second and third to fourth and sixth.”
“All of this was compounded by surprisingly poor pace on the soft compound tires on a chilly day with constant patches of rain, but the mid/mid strategy of pitting a little over half the distance for the second time didn’t make sense.“
Martin Brundle may be right when he talks about the team spirit at Ferrari, but at the same time it shows that the team from Italy does not have the courage to make decisive decisions in a tense situation, which absolutely needs to be looked at.
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