Does Ferrari need a new team principal?

8:21 a.m

Does Ferrari need a new team principal?

Long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo not too long ago commented on this query in an interview with French publication L’Equipe. It notes that the Italian Ferrari faces extra criticism than different groups.

“We’ve made errors too,” he admits, however insists the identical applies to Mercedes and Red Bull. “Ferrari is solely probably the most lined team within the media. Ferrari would not forgive something as a result of it is Ferrari,” di Montezemolo mentioned.

Binotto is “sensible” as a result of he “protects” the team together with his statements. So he is undecided if the new team boss will assist. “We need to grasp why sure errors had been made and proper them,” he famous.

But he clearly says: “A single individual can not win the Formula 1 World Championship.” On the opposite, the Scuderia wants a “new dynamic”. However, he himself can not say whether or not a new team chief is required for this.

09:59

Speaking of Montoya…

The Colombian’s Formula 1 profession then got here to an inauspicious finish as McLaren fired him for the 2006 season. But Montoya was by no means thought-about a “mild character”.

For instance, the story of Helmut Marko, who as soon as labored with younger Montoya in Austria, is superb: “Four days later, he gave me a ranking of all McDonald’s branches. I did not even know there have been so many McDonald’s in Graz. !”

“I’ve by no means seen such a lazy driver by way of health,” remembers Marco, including, “He by no means ate greens or salads, he solely had hamburgers.” So Marco got here up with one thing to work on Montoya’s health.

You can learn what occurred right here!


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09:41

Best needs!

Congratulations to Juan Pablo Montoya who turned 47 at this time. The Colombian athlete received seven occasions in Formula 1 between 2001 and 2006 and was third on the planet championship twice.

However, he by no means achieved a main end result within the premier class – though in America he received the Indy 500 twice, in 2000 and 2015.

In Formula 1, his fights with Michael Schumacher had been a frequent matter of dialog. So we’re utilizing his birthday to unbox this well-known video once more:


09:18

The case of Masepin v. Haas

Just a few months in the past, Nikita Masepin filed a lawsuit in opposition to his former team, Haas. Now there’s a small replace. Masepin instructed the Russian TASS information company that the court docket was “accepted”.

Haas now has 30 days to reply to the allegations. “In the close to future, we are going to know precisely when and the place the hearings will happen,” Masepin mentioned. desires to go to court docket for wage arrears.

Of course, we are going to monitor this case.


8:59

Anger at Verstappen’s sponsor

The Dutch grocery store chain Jumbo has been a sponsor of Max Verstappen for a number of years, in addition to different Dutch racing drivers. Now the pinnacle of the corporate is accused of cash laundering, there was a raid a few days in the past.

Verstappen’s supervisor Raymond Vermeulen famous in Dutch journal AD that he’s “involved” with Jumbo. “We have an settlement with Jumbo. And the grocery store is just not a part of the investigation,” explains Vermeulen, so we are going to wait and see.

More details about the entire occasion could be discovered right here!


8:40 a.m

Public help…

… As is well-known, Binotto not too long ago acquired a little bit of flack from Ferrari boss John Elkann. He himself emphasizes that supporting statements don’t play a huge function for him. Because the help was already there.

“Me and the team know that we’ve got the total help of our chairman, so we do not need an article or an interview to know that,” explains Binoto, who’s in common contact with Elkann.

So you do not have to fret about it anyway, he explains. “But after all it is nice to see an interview like this as a result of it confirms what we already knew,” Binotto mentioned.


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