Damon Hill: ‘It’s out of the question at Ferrari’ / Formula 1

Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill cannot perceive Ferrari’s perspective: “When you race towards Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing, you may’t depend on emotion.”


Ferrari has given away many World Championship factors in the 2022 GP season – lack of consistency, strategic errors, unhealthy pit stops, private errors of the drivers. But the factors additionally disappeared, as workforce boss Mattia Binotto saved his promise to present each drivers an equal probability.

Lack of confidence in Charles Leclerc, who initially leads the world championship, led to a playful victory in Monaco, a victory of Carlos Sainz at Silverstone, a heated dance between Charles and Carlos in the dash at the Red Bull Ring.

1996 Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill says of the Ferrari duo on the F1 Nation podcast: “I see Charles as the sooner man in phrases of pure lap pace. Carlos did an excellent job, however nobody can say Leclerc is in management now. It’s like Red Bull Racing with Verstappen and Perez.”

“But I feel once you’re going up towards Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing, you may’t depend on emotions. Then you need to guess on an excellent individual.”

Ferrari had the quickest automobile for many of the season, however the Italians simply weren’t adequate. Hill, a 22-time GP winner, recollects: “When Ferrari had been profitable with Michael Schumacher, you possibly can guess your own home on the Italians. You knew properly earlier than the grand prix – how they approached the race with Michael’s driving expertise, it is a secure guess. It is out of the question at Ferrari as we speak.”

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h.
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3,405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5,061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5,380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6,091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6,207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +6,396
09. Nick de Vries (NL), Williams, +7,122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7,910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8.323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, engine failure
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, loss of water, engine overheating
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, power restoration

Championship standing (after 16 out of 22 races)

01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years outdated
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6


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