As Ferrari sit up for a brand new period underneath Fred Vasseur, Felipe Massa has warned the Frenchman that he has to make adjustments however that he should do it within the “proper manner”.
Final season Ferrari took their first steps into System 1’s new period of floor impact aerodynamic vehicles with two wins within the first three races. Flags went up exterior the Maranello headquarters and the Tifosi dusted off a spot on the mantelpiece for the Drivers’ Championship title.
After which it fell to items.
Blighted by reliability points, most notably with the engine, technique errors additionally started to creep into Ferrari’s sport. It meant each drivers have been out of the championship race when Charles Leclerc crashed in France, crew boss Mattia Binotto’s feedback about successful each one of many final 10 races failing to yield even one win.
Binotto paid the value, handing in his resignation after the season, with Ferrari asserting Alfa Romeo crew boss Vasseur as his alternative. Vasseur has a number of urgent jobs to do in accordance Massa.
Requested about the potential for Leclerc successful the title, he instructed swiatwyscigow.pl: “Initially I feel Charles is doing a unbelievable job. He’s an amazing driver, he actually deserves to be in a aggressive automobile. He deserves to have the chance to struggle for the championship as a driver.
“However I feel they should repair the issue.
“They should enhance the issues that aren’t working – on the technique but in addition on so many different issues. They’ve mechanical points originally of the season. They’d issues within the pit cease, many, many issues within the technique.
“In the long run, to win the championship, every thing must be good. For me, when you could have a season like that, it’s necessary to sort things in the best manner.
“When you begin to change issues and you modify for the improper manner, that isn’t good. So it’s essential change issues in the best manner and repair them rapidly.”
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The previous F1 driver additionally weighed in on Mick Schumacher and Daniel Ricciardo, two drivers who gained’t be on the 2023 grid.
Whereas Schumacher was dropped by Haas after the 2022 season, signing as Mercedes’ reserve driver, Ricciardo make the decision to not race and would be the Crimson Bull reserve.
Each are hoping, or at the very least pondering as is the case of Ricciardo, of being again on the grid come the 2024 season.
Massa mentioned: “For positive I don’t have that speak with the groups to grasp how massive is their probability to remain in System 1. However they’re in the identical scenario that I used to be in once I completed Ferrari.
“So, till I didn’t have the chance to go to Williams, I didn’t know if I’d keep in System 1 or not. So, it’s the identical for them. They’re in that place.
“The result’s an important factor. Possibly the opposite crew is all in favour of having him if he needs to go. And Mick is identical.
“The one factor he wants to focus on is driving nicely. If he actually drives nicely, perhaps he can keep for one more season. However Daniel is a part of the System 1 world.
“It’s good to focus in your job and have good administration, folks to be just right for you.”