F1 Pundit Voices the Rage of the People Against Mattia Binotto, Predicting Sacking Over Grave Ferrari Failures

Published 08/02/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 19, 2022 Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto during qualifying. Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace

The 2o22 Formula 1 season has been a rollercoaster ride for Ferrari. Right off the blocks, the team started strongly by acquiring two wins in the first three races. However, since then, the number of mistakes by the Scuderia has increased significantly and the man under fire is the team boss, Mattia Binotto.

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The F1-75 is arguably the fastest car on the grid, with a huge advantage over rivals. Despite that, the team is P2 in the standings because of multiple mistakes. Either a driver error, faulty strategy, or the reliability of the car has held back the Italians from sipping champagne more often.

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The Hungarian GP was a prime example of the team shooting itself in the foot. On the track where it was difficult to warm up a new tire compound, they put Charles Leclerc on the worst rubber which cost him the win that evening. Yet, Binotto failed to take the blame and said, “What we were lacking today was really speed and pace, I don’t think we could have won today.”

Leclerc contradicted his own boss by saying, “In terms of pace we were strong, and probably had the pace. But yeah, eventually we didn’t and there are reasons for it.” The number of errors piling up has put the Italian boss’s position under threat and the former F1 driver, Ralf Schumacher, believes he could be out of a job following the conclusion of summer break.

He told Sky Deutschland, “I already see him in danger during the summer break. There are too many little things that went wrong and too many technical problems. If you get a gift like this, being able to drive for the World Championship and then you endangered it and throw it away, that’s already bitter.”

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Additionally, Schumacher reflected on the race in Budapest “It was obviously a tough weekend. Wrong decision on Friday because you used up the tyres you would have needed in the race. That was bitter for Ferrari.”

“The last stop by Leclerc was incomprehensible to me. You have two more there too places given away. I don’t think Red Bull expected the help.”

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Fighting for a world championship in the pinnacle of motorsport is a huge privilege. All the teams have the ambition to win the world title, but only a few have a car capable of winning it. The Maranello outfit has not shown that it values the position it is in and it has left the Tifosi enraged.

 

The underperformance has opened up a new threat for the team in Mercedes. The 8-time constructor winner has always picked up the big points every time Ferrari has caused its own suffering.

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The mere gap of 30 points exists between the two teams after 13 races and now it might turn into a three-way championship, all the fans have longed for.

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With 9 races to go in the championship, Ferrari faces a deficit of 97 points to Red Bull in P1. It would be an uphill task to win the championship from here, given the extraordinary form of the Austrian team. Where do you think the prancing horses would finish at the end of the season?

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Anish Arora

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Anish Arora is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. It is the competitive nature of the sport that not only made him an adherent follower of F1, but also inspired him to start his journey as an author for the most prestigious racing series in the world. Anish initially started writing for Formula 1 during his undergrad and now is a huge fan of the 'Silver Arrows'.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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