What is wrong with Ferrari F1: Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel both finished the Belgian Grand Prix without a point to take home.
Just when it seems things cannot go much worse for Ferrari, they prove everyone wrong, including themselves. The most decorated team in Formula 1 history has looked anything but not imperative this season.
Ferrari last won a World Constructors’ Championship in 2008 with the ‘Ice Man’ Kimi Raikkonen. Today, at Spa, Kimi, in his Alfa Romeo, Ferrari’s sister team, finished ahead of both the Ferraris in P12.
Ferrari are currently fifth in the Drivers’ Standings, behind Racing Point, in spite of the latter seeing 15 points deducted earlier this season.
And they are only 2 points ahead of Renault, with the French team putting in a class performance today with Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Ocon.
Vettel looked frustrated during the race, even using explicit language on the team radio. Leclerc, meanwhile, decided not to speak after the race, visibly disappointed with the turn of events this weekend.
Add to that Carlos Sainz’s disappointment of not starting the race, and then watching Ferrari putting in a disastrous performance. Ferrari have reached extreme lows never witnessed before, and the tifosi don’t know whether to cry or to mock themselves.
Have fun at Ferrari next year, Carlos! pic.twitter.com/JPObXXoyM8
— Ky (@FiftyBucksss) August 30, 2020
Ferrari F1 Boss confident Spa performance will not be repeated this season
Team Principal Mattia Binotto conceded they have problems, but asserted it is specific to this weekend at Belgium. He referenced to how they have been better than this all season. His statements below are all you need to know about the Italian team’s state-of-affairs this season.
“The problem is related to this weekend. We have not been able to understand how to make the tyres work. After all, this is the same car we had in the past races, as have our rivals. So there is something that didn’t work for us, because we are further behind than we should be.”