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Ferrari SF90 2019
Posted 14 March 2019 - 20:27
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 16:05
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed the Italian team has made "corrections" ahead of the Bahrain grand prix based on the outcome of the 2019 season opener in Australia.
Earlier, a Ferrari insider said team bosses "understand" what went wrong and caused a winter of testing promise to result in being beaten by Mercedes and Red Bull-Honda in Melbourne.
Binotto now confirms: "As a team, we will have to ensure that we have understood and rectified the areas where we were weak in Australia.
"In Bahrain, we expect to see the effect of the corrections we have made, although we are well aware that our competitors will once again be very strong."
Posted 02 April 2019 - 14:40
Why Leclerc had to ignore Ferrari’s order to stay behind Vettel
2019 F1 season
2nd April 2019, 13:34
Before the 2019 F1 season began, Ferrari gave mixed messages over how it was going to handle its two drivers.
New team principal Mattia Binotto talked about how his drivers were “free to fight” but also indicated that in an “ambiguous situation”, Sebastian Vettel would get preferential treatment: “He has already won championships, so he is our champion,” said Binotto.
What did all these platitudes mean in real terms? We can judge that from the fact Charles Leclerc is two races into his Ferrari career and has already been told not to overtake his team mate in both of them.
Last year Ferrari seemed hesitant to use team orders even when there was arguably good cause to do so. At the Hockenheimring, Vettel wasted lap after lap losing time behind Kimi Raikkonen. And as the championship reached a crunch point at Monza, Ferrari surprisingly allowed Raikkonen rather than Vettel to gain the benefit of the tow during qualifying.
So what has changed? Was Leclerc’s arrival at Ferrari Vettel’s opportunity to demand Michael Schumacher-style number one status? It’s a tempting comparison, but the circumstances of the first two races paint a somewhat different picture.
In the Australian Grand Prix Leclerc cruised up behind Vettel in the final laps. Ferrari had pulled their leading car in too early and Vettel was struggling on his tyres. On the face of it, calling off the fight between their lead drivers in the final laps was understandable, though it conveyed a lack of faith in the pair not to hit each other. Leclerc did as he was told, but on the final lap he blasted around Albert Park four seconds quicker than Vettel, leaving no one in any doubt he could have driven past his team mate had he been given the chance.
Ferrari were in damage-limitation mode with an uncompetitive car in Australia. But in the Bahrain Grand Prix the SF90 was back at something close to its pre-season pace. Vettel still wasn’t as happy at the wheel, complaining about poor rear balance, but Leclerc was on fire. He beat Vettel to pole position, and though a sluggish start dropped him to third, he immediately brushed Valtteri Bottas’s Mercedes aside and began hunting down the other Ferrari.
Leclerc was lapping up to half a second quicker than his team mate. The speed with which he was able to mount an attack seemed to catch the pit wall by surprise. Approaching turn four on lap five he told them “I’m faster, guys.” Six corners later he was told “stay there for two laps.” But approaching turn one on the very next lap Leclerc was through.
“On the next straight I had the opportunity to go for it, so I went for it,” he explained afterwards.
What exactly were Ferrari trying to achieve by telling Leclerc to wait two laps before passing his team mate? What was the next stage in their plan? Have him wait another two laps? Then 50 more?
Ferrari surely understood that, given the power of the three DRS zones in Bahrain, Leclerc was too fast to contain for long. But they didn’t just have their own cars to worry about. When Leclerc got on the radio to point out how quickly he was catching Vettel, Hamilton had also taken half a second out of the race leader. A prolonged scrap between the two SF90s could have brought the Mercedes into the picture.
But for Leclerc the danger of being stuck behind his team mate was that his tyres might wear out more quickly, depriving him of his performance advantage. His opportunity to overtake could have passed, and if he didn’t get by before the pit stop he would be at the strategic disadvantage of having to come in second. His pass meant that happened to Vettel instead, and he lost a position to Hamilton.
Forget beating Vettel to pole position by nearly three-tenths of a second, forget building up a 10-second lead over Lewis Hamilton in the race; this was the most important and impressive thing Leclerc did in Bahrain. This 21-year-old, two races into his first season with F1’s most famous team, made it incontrovertibly clear he is not prepared to be Vettel’s number two. After Melbourne it was a stand he had to take.
And if anyone understands that it should be Vettel. After all, we all remember what happened six years when he was told to stay behind his team mate in the second race of the season…
Posted 06 April 2019 - 17:04
Charles Leclerc will use the same engine at the next race in China as the one that developed a problem that cost him victory in Bahrain on Sunday.
Ferrari said they had traced the issue that dropped Leclerc from first to third behind the two Mercedes to "a short circuit within an injection-system control unit".
The team said they had never seen this problem before with that component
Posted 06 April 2019 - 21:01
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 21:19
Beat Hamilton? Vettel hasn’t proved he can beat Leclerc yet
19th April 2019, 11:52
by Keith Collantine
Three races into the 2019 F1 season, Ferrari have used team orders in all three rounds to aid Sebastian Vettel at the expense of his team mate.
Team orders is an emotive subject and Ferrari’s decision to use them has prompted much debate, not least here on RaceFans.
Was the call to move Charles Leclerc aside for Vettel fair on their younger driver? Did it help or hinder the team’s overall progress in the race? And should such orders be used at all so early in the championship? Even ex-Ferrari drivers such as Gerhard Berger have weighed in on the debate.
But Ferrari’s policy doesn’t just raise questions about the team. It also reflects on Vettel in a way which is troubling for the four-times world champion, for the following reason:
Had it not been for Ferrari’s team orders in all three races this season, it is highly doubtful Vettel would have led Leclerc home in any of them.
At the last round in China Leclerc got ahead of Vettel at the start and, had the race run its course without Ferrari’s interference, it’s likely he would have stayed there. As the lead driver on track, Leclerc would have enjoyed the right to pit first, preventing Vettel from wielding the ‘undercut’ to his advantage.
Leclerc was indisputably quicker than his team mate two weeks earlier in Bahrain. He cruised up behind Vettel and was told by Ferrari to wait behind him for two laps. Leclerc thought better of that, and slipped past less than a lap later. Had it not been for a short circuit in his power unit which later demoted him to third, Leclerc would have won, while Vettel spun his way down to fifth place.
At the season-opening race in Australia, Leclerc’s debut for Ferrari, he understandably showed more regard for the team’s instruction to stay behind Vettel, when the pair met on-track around 10 laps from home. But you only have to look at the pace difference between them to see how easily Leclerc might have passed. Having dropped back from his team mate, Leclerc let rip on the final lap, scorching around Albert Park almost four seconds faster than Vettel, leaving no one in any doubt the reason he finished behind his team mate wasn’t because he couldn’t overtake him.
Leclerc dutifully follow Vettel home on his debut
The effect Ferrari’s Vettel-first policy has had on Leclerc’s season is easy to quantify. He finished fifth instead of fourth in Australia and fifth instead of third in China.
Leclerc should be third in the championship, immediately behind the two Mercedes drivers. If Ferrari hadn’t decided to favour his team mate in every race this year, he would be. Instead the closest threat to Mercedes is not a Ferrari, but Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.
Ferrari’s rationale for backing Vettel has some logic to it. As team principal Mattia Binotto said in the build-up to the Chinese Grand Prix, “he won four championships” already and “he is the driver who has got the most probability to challenge for the title”.
That may have been true in bald statistical terms on the eve of the new season. But Leclerc has patently been the superior driver so far. This has made Ferrari’s decision to favour Vettel because he is more competitive a self-fulfilling prophesy: He is only ahead of Leclerc in the championship because Ferrari believe he should be.
“I think I can do Hamilton’s pace” said Vettel more than once in China while waiting for Ferrari to move Leclerc aside. Once they were swapped, Vettel dropped back from the Mercedes at a faster rate than his team mate had.
Before he is to have any hope of beating Lewis Hamilton to this year’s world championship, Vettel must prove he can beat Leclerc first. He hasn’t done that yet.
Posted 25 April 2019 - 21:36
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