Ferrari's former boss, Luca Di Montezemolo gives his advice to Ferrari to return to success. And that goes through the need to impose a hierarchy to its pilots.
Since 2007 and the coronation Kimi Räikkönen, Ferrari always runs behind a title. Champion of the world of constructors in 2008, the Scuderia has been waiting to win a trophy for more than ten years. An eternity for a legendary team that has dominated Formula 1 for many years. And yet, with Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari seemed to be able to count on a duo able to fight for the title. But that's the problem. Luca Di Montezemolo, former grand boss of the brand prancing horse, believes that must impose a hierarchy and recalls that the great hours of the Scuderia are marked by the coronations of Michael Schumacher, but also by the teammates of the seven-time World Champion, all able to bring big points to Ferrari in view of the title constructors, without however disturbing the hegemony of the German. OFEddie Irvine at Rubens Barichello Passing by Felipe Massa, all of whom have contributed to the building Ferrari in the skin of a pilot of number 2. What is sorely lacking today as underlined Luca Di Montezemolo.
"Having to manage Leclerc and Vettel is the Ferrari problem"
" I always bet on one driver to win the title and the other to bring back points for the Constructors' Championship. Do you remember Irvine, Barrichello, Massa? Remember that everyone lost a title with Ferrari, especially Irvine, a good driver, but not the caliber of a champion when he lost the coronation at the Grand Prix du Japon (1999, ed.) Against Hakkinen. Barrichello was very important to us when he won the German Grand Prix (2000, ed.). They have all been very important as # 2 drivers to help 'Schumi' win the title and Ferrari win the Manufacturers' crown. This is the problem of the team today, having to manage two drivers of the caliber of Vettel and Leclerc. Charles is young and very fast. He surprised everyone. Nobody thought he would be so fast for his first year with Ferrari. But he sometimes talks too much on the radio. He is very good, but should sometimes pay more attention. With time, it will mature ", He confides to the microphone of Radio Rai, in comments reported by f1i.