Key points :
- Ferrari recorded its most noticeably terrible season finish in 40 years.
- The Vettel issue.
- Achieved some ground in the course of the last couple of races.
With thirteenth and fourteenth set completions in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Fantastic Prix, Scuderia Ferrari recorded its most exceedingly awful season since 1980. It has been a heartbreaking year.
“It has been a troublesome season for us and it’s a disgrace to end it like this,” Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc told the group’s site after Sunday’s race.
Ferrari recorded its most noticeably terrible season finish in 40 years :
“In no way different, we have gained some ground in the course of the last couple of races, and ideally we can keep doing as such over the colder time of year to return more grounded one year from now.”
Having completed second in the Recipe One constructors’ title three years running – from 2017 to 2019 – Ferrari dropped to 6th this year.
In 2019, the group scored 19 platform gets done with, including three successes, between its two drivers. This year, the group has accomplished three platform complete.
In a game where, year on year, progress is normal, Ferrari’s drop in execution has been faltering – and this in a season the group praised its 1000th Thousand Prix.
Dad media’s F1 reporter Phil Duncan said it had been a year to fail to remember for the Italian marque.
The Vettel issue :
“On the off chance that they’re in a comparable situation one year from now as they have been for the current year, at that point that is simply insufficient,” Duncan told CNN. “For a group like Ferrari, who are the best group in the game, and haven’t won a big showdown since 2007. That is simply insufficient.”
So what has turned out badly for the group of Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda and John Surtees? Also, would it be able to skip in 2021?
With 16 constructors’ titles, no group in F1 history approaches Ferrari’s prosperity. Williams is second with nine.
The Italian group began the new thousand years well. Five constructors’ titles and drivers’ titles with Michael Schumacher between 2000-2004, preceding another couple of wins with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007. In any case, at that point the triumphant halted.
In 2015, four-time best on the planet Sebastian Vettel joined and many accepted more titles would be added to the group’s move of respects. The German completed second in the 2017 and 2018 drivers’ title battles, however that is comparable to it got and, throughout the most recent two years, 23-year-old Leclerc has dominated Vettel.
Senior essayist for Formula1.com Lawrence Barretto says Leclerc’s ascent will have changed how Ferrari saw its alleged number one driver, and how Vettel saw himself as well.
“At the point when Charles came in and got seven posts a year ago, dominated races, it turned out to be certain that Sebastian wasn’t as a long ways ahead as I might suspect Ferrari accepted he would be toward the finish of that year. Also, I feel that put the focus on him coming into this year,” he tells CNN.
Recently it was declared Vettel would be supplanted via Carlos Sainz at Ferrari, clarifying that rising star Leclerc was the group’s future.
Achieved some ground in the course of the last couple of races :
However, Duncan doesn’t trust Vettel’s deficiency of certainty comes from Leclerc’s ascent.
“He’s gone facing Lewis [Hamilton] and Lewis has fundamentally quite recently cleaned the floor with him,” Duncan says. “Also, he’s been on a descending twisting now since about the center of 2018 when he slammed out from driving the German Fantastic Prix.”
That race wasn’t the solitary occurrence which showed Vettel was beginning to break under the weight of being Ferrari’s main driver.