F1, Ferrari: Domenicali’s frank analysis

F1, Ferrari: Domenicali’s frank analysis
F1, Ferrari: Domenicali’s frank analysis
Good but not great. There Ferrari seen in the first race of Formula 1 World Championship 2021 has certainly taken a step forward compared to the disastrous 2020. Of course, on balance the gaps taken by Leclerc e Sainz jr give her Mercedes of Hamilton e Bottas and from Red Bull of Verstappen, without forgetting the comeback suffered by the other “can” of Perez, give you to think about how much work still needs to be done in Maranello. The new F1 boss is also convinced of this, Stefano Domenicali, moreover, a great ex of the prancing horse of which he was team principal in the recent past.

“Ferrari better but Mercedes and Red Bull ahead”

In an interview with “Radio Me too sport”The president and CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali, he used the carrot and the stick against the seasonal debut of the red from Maranello: “I think I’ve seen a much more competitive Ferrari compared to last year ”said the former team principal of the prancing horse. But equally blunt when he made the comparison between the SF21 of Leclerc e Sainz and the rest of the circus, starting with the two teams that seem to be fighting for the title again this year: “Mercedes and Red Bull are a little bit ahead – the words reported by Ansa – but the ranks are much more compact than last year. The success of the first GP in Bahrain showed great dynamism on the track. I hope that already in Imola we can see an extraordinary race ”.

Domenicali sure on the number of gp and sprint races

The CEO and president of Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali to the microphones of Radio Anch’io sport has also returned to relaunch the ideas of his revolution on the hypothesis of a 25 Grand Prix calendar in the future: “25 Gp is ​​not the short-term goal, South Africa wants to return, we are discussing not for 2022 but for 2023. The goal is to complete the longest and most complex season with all 23 Gran Awards, we must be ready to change things, obviously we have alternative plans ”.

Ma the big news this year will be the introduction of the sprint station. Domenicali confirmed the idea of ​​experimenting with the new format a Silverstone: “With an hour of free practice on Friday and then qualifying for the sprint race whose classification will define the starting order of the real race on Sunday”. The goal of the former Ferrari team principal is clear: “to give more intensity and interest to the weekend,” he said at the end.

SPORTS 05-04-2021 20:12


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