Ferrari F1 ‘Desperately Need’ Calm Leadership Amid Camilleri’s Shock Retirement: Brundle

Published 12/16/2020, 2:03 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during practice Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace


After having trudged through their worst season since 1980, Ferrari will definitely look forward to turning the tables on this prolonged misery come 2021.

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The team fell out of the ‘Big-3’ tag of Formula 1 and having been reduced to a midfield constructor at best. Ferrari failed to lead even a single lap all season.

They did not win a single race and only managed 3 podium finishes. The Humpty fall puts itself in context once it’s realized that they had 19 podiums in 2019.

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Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – December 4, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in action during practice Pool via REUTERS/Tolga Bozoglu

In the wake of all this, Martin Brundle reviewed this season and talks about Ferrari’s 2021 needs. He said, “With senior management retirements and illnesses and a slow car, these are really challenging times for the Scuderia.

“And a dynamic new boss to replace Louis Camilleri, who stepped down with immediate effect, will be a very important decision for Ferrari to create the calm leadership they desperately need right now,” he further added.

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The veteran, Sebastian Vettel, closed his chapter with the Maranello-based outfit after he crossed the checkered flag in Abu Dhabi. In search of greener pastures, 2021 will see Vettel competing out of a rebranded Racing Point.

Carlos Sainz will be expected to fill the void that the Rhinelander left. Ferrari will bank on both Sainz and Leclerc to make a positive stride next season.

Both the drivers are young and hungry. They will not back down and will surely work with the team round the clock to change Ferrari’s fate.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Mattia Binotto has clarified that everyone from the team, the ones on the grid to the ones in the factory, is working towards changing the current state of the team.

He said, “The people are working hard back at home trying to understand the weaknesses of the car and trying to address them.”

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Ferrari’s legacy in Formula 1 is boundless, they are the most successful constructor of the sport. If anyone can come back from such a deep trench, it has to be the Italian kingpins. The next season is going to be crucial for them as they will aim for consistent podium fights at the very least.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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