“I’ll Tear My Hair”: Ex-Ferrari Boss Gives Ultimatum to Frederic Vasseur & Co. if 2024 Upgrades Fail to Impress

Published 01/25/2024, 7:55 AM EST

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The 2024 season will mark the third season under the same regulations, a rare scenario for the sport. We all are already aware of how the first two seasons went and who benefitted the most. However, heading into the third year under the same regulations, the expectations for competition at the front are higher. The expectations, particularly, are higher at Ferrari, as the Italian team, under the leadership of Frederic Vasseur, has an amazing set of individuals at hand. This is exactly why ex-Ferrari boss Peter Windsor echoed every Ferrari fan’s feelings when he expressed his expectations for 2024.

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The Tifosi have been deprived of pure joy/the Formula 1 bliss/the feeling of being in the seventh heaven since 2008 which is when the Scuderia picked up their last silverware. So after years of being their biggest enemy and failing to follow through on any championship chance they’ve had, the frustration is at a tipping point for the fans and Windsor. He highlighted that in his latest YouTube livestream while talking about Ferrari’s chances in 2024.

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Answering a fan’s “Where do you think Ferrari will place this year?” question, Windsor said, “I think they’ll go pretty well. I say that about Mercedes and Ferrari because, I mean for Pete’s sake they’ve had two years working on these regulations. It’s not often that the regulations remain pretty much unchanged for three years. So if they don’t get it right in year three then they might as well go and do Formula E or something. So I’d like to think they’re going to be there winning, I don’t know, five races maybe, be nice if even more. But they’ve got very good drivers, they’ve got good people there, they’ve got Freddy Vasseur running it, should be pretty good.”

If they’re not, I don’t know if I’ve got any hair left at all really… I will tear my hair out, what remains of it anyway, if they have another bad year,” he concluded giving an ultimatum to Vasseur and Co.

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Windsor’s frustration is clear and we can notice it in his statement. There are a lot of expectations riding on the 2024 season with everyone hoping it won’t be a bust like all the previous championship challenges. Even if there is frustration, there is a lot of motivation as well in the Ferrari camp. Carlos Sainz proved that with his post-winter break statement oozing with confidence.

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Red Bull undoubtedly was the standard in the 2023 season. The faultless approach from the Austrian team collectively put the entire grid to shame. It could’ve been worse if it wasn’t for Carlos Sainz and his race win in Singapore foiling their 100% record in the season. However, heading into the new season, the solitary race win has filled the Spaniard with confidence.

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He said, “I think that if there is someone capable of doing it [challenging Red Bull], that is Ferrari. Especially if we have clear objectives and know which direction to go in, if there is any team that has the capacity to react, as has been seen in the past, that is Ferrari.” 

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A lot of focus will be on Ferrari and Mercedes to derail the Red Bull train steaming through the competition. Let’s hope they start the season on the front foot as the fans are in a vulnerable space in terms of their expectations, Peter Windsor has already given us a glimpse of that.

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