As Charles Leclerc’s deficit to Max Verstappen continues to develop, Bernie Ecclestone says anybody who guess on Ferrari for this yr’s championships can kiss their cash goodbye.
Ferrari got here out firing firstly of 2022, the Scuderia seemingly having understood System 1’s all-new technical laws higher than their rivals.
Leclerc raced out to a 34-point benefit after three races, successful in Bahrain and Australia whereas additionally ending runner-up to Max Verstappen in Saudi Arabia.
After which it started to go fallacious, horribly fallacious.
Whereas Purple Bull acquired on high of their reliability troubles, Ferrari’s emerged with Leclerc struggling two retirements in addition to a back-of-the-grid begin in Canada on account of engine penalties.
A driver error on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and a botched technique in Monaco meant that whereas the Ferrari driver continued to have the one-lap tempo on Saturdays, he wasn’t in a position to flip that into wins come the Sundays.
Ecclestone is dissatisfied, the previous F1 supremo having had excessive hopes for Ferrari firstly of this season.
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Chatting with Blick, he stated: “I hoped with many individuals that Ferrari would make it once more after greater than 14 years.
“Sadly, I’ve to say that anybody who continues to place their cash on Ferrari or Leclerc will get nothing!”
The 91-year-old says Ferrari’s hunch is nothing new, the Scuderia having let down their Tifosi all too typically over time.
“Errors are creeping in once more at Ferrari,” he added, “the reliability is commonly harking back to the previous days and the drivers themselves aren’t at all times assured on the highway.
“So Max has a simple time within the Purple Bull with six wins already.”
Whereas Ferrari have fallen from grace, Purple Bull have romped to 6 successive wins and the lead in each title races.
Ferrari final received the World title again in 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen, previous to that it was 1979 with Jody Scheckter whereas their former World Champ Niki Lauda, successful with Ferrari in 1975 and once more in 1977, went so far as to dub Ferrari’s intervals of mishaps the “spaghetti tradition”.