By CAPosts 31 July, 2020 - 09:02pm 65 views
They still rumble in the world of Fula 1 the statements made by the president of the historic brand of world motorsport. "We have long-term structural weaknesses, especially in aerodynamics. In addition, we have lost engine power, so the reality is that our car is not competitive," warned John Elkann, the head of Ferrari, who also indicated that they are just hoping to win again in 2022.
So, while Mercedes is once again the great candidate to keep the title of builders and drivers by the british Lewis Hamilton, the Maranello-based team again had a day for oblivion on the new date of the category. In what were the first trainings of the Great Prize of Great Britain at the historic Silverstone circuit, Sebastian Vettel suffered several problems that ended with an image that toured the world of motorsport.
In what was the first batch, the Ferrari driving the German driver had engine problems. Aboard the SF1000, the four-time champion radioed his box and was clear in the message: "there's something ground" , the four-time F1 champion told the technicians of the Italian team. Once Vettel reached the pits and kept the car, s down and began helping the mechanics find the fault.
Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari iamgen as mechanics try to repair engine failure
A short time later, it was the category itself through its social networks that communicated what was the inconvenience of the car piloted by the German-born racer. The brand of the Cavallino Rampante had a problem with the impeller in the Vettel unit behind the wheel related with the intercooler, an element that aims to cool the compressor air.
Already in the second part of the track work on Friday, the Ferrari of the German suffered a conflict in the pedals, so he had to return to be attended by the team's engineers. In the end the double batch, Vettel finished in the posed number 18, more than a second away from his partner, the Monegasco Charles Leclerc, who closed the activity of the day in the fourth place.
Beyond Vettel's problems with his Ferrari, F1's 1st day of action at Silverstone ended with Max Verstappen's Red Bull and racing point car driven by Lance Stroll as the highlights of the initial tests. Meanwhile, German driver Nico Hulkenberg, who took the place of Mexican Checo Pérez - tested positive for coronavirus and missed the race weekend - he completed a good premiere aboard the other car of the so-called "Mercedes Rosa" and ranked in the top 10 in the top 10 in the two standings.
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