Ferrari won pole in six of the eight Formula One races. Race Balance But Crash – In Canada, the focus is also on the team boss.
The fact that Ferrari has done the right preparation work again this year and in fact is the most powerful car in the segment can be seen from qualifying Difficult dispute. Red Bull also cannot run on Saturday. But what makes Maranello’s stellar racing team exploit this advantage in the race a day later is so bad that Leclerc, who started the season so hopeful, now admits: “it really hurts.”
“shouldn’t be with us anymore”
Recently, in the fiasco in Baku, both Reds were relegated due to technical problems. The upcoming race weekend in Canada (live ticker Friday, 8pm on sportschau.de) will have to be shown whether these are of a more serious nature.
Leclerc fights: “It really shouldn’t be happening to us anymore. At the beginning of the season we didn’t have any major problems and we didn’t change much. It’s hard to understand and very frustrating.”
Charles Leclerc disappointed after finishing again in Azerbaijan
car champion, strategy pathetic
However, so far the problem is not technology. Rather strategy. Beginning in Bahrain and winning the third race in Australia, Ferrari made the last season’s devastating mistakes surprisingly quickly: communication breakdowns, coordination errors, wrong decisions during the safety car stages and late, premature or unsuccessful pits. were closed. Broken semper, as always everything at Ferrari’s in recent times, but this time it’s worse. Because the car is in 2022 world champion form.
“Maranello, we have a problemTuttosport headlines after Baku and thus before Montreal, writes Gazzetta dello Sport one “A big shock” For Leclerc’s World Cup hopes and La Stampa sounds the alarm: “For Leclerc, the world title is at stake.”
Even Perez passes through Leclerc
It’s not too late, there are still 14 races left, 350 points in the pot. Leclerc is “only” 34 points behind Max Verstappen, but the trend is worrying: meanwhile, even Sergio Pérez has surpassed Monegasse in the second Red Bull.
Team boss Mattia Binotto, who was badly battered last season, is already in high demand again, and from his statements it doesn’t seem like he has concrete solutions for Canada: “We will try to make amends for Baku. Of course there is still work to be done.”
“Definitely room for improvement”
As always during his tenure, Binotto tries to emphasize the positive, but this closes the discrepancy. qualifying And don’t walk in a better light at all: “Compared to last year, we have made great progress in terms of performance. But of course there is still room for improvement in terms of reliability.”
Ferrari in Canada has to fill this space with content, that is, with results. Otherwise, the team boss himself will increasingly come into focus – looking for a possible solution to the bigger Ferrari problem.
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