Bernie Ecclestone he always exposes crudely what he thinks. He is not one of those who go around with euphemisms. The former F1 boss has talked about how he sees the 2022 season. He has made a brief analysis of what has happened in these nine races that have been disputed in the extensive and intense calendar of the ‘Grand Circus’ (22 will be run after the cancellation of the Russian Grand Prix).
The tycoon has once again stoked Ferrari and, specifically, to Charles Leclerc. A pilot who does not quite convince the 91-year-old billionaire. Speaking to ‘Blick’ he points out: “I expected, like many fans, that Ferrari would achieve success after more than 14 years have passed. Unfortunately, I must say that anyone who continues to bet their money on Ferrari or Leclerc will not win anything“.
Ecclestone refers to the fact that those from Maranello have not won in Constructors since 2008 (in 2009 he won Brawnlater Red Bull chained four titles and then Mercedes pocketed eight crowns in a row). And in pilots the last winner with the ‘Scuderia’ was Kimi Raikkonen en 2007. She has already had a lot of rain since then…
“Verstappen is having it easy”
The fact is that Ecclestone, who is not exactly a fan of Mattia Binotto, not much comment has been lavished when the iconic Italian team was dominating at the start of the championship. But now that Ferrari is having problems, he has once again loosed the whip… “Errors are appearing again at Ferrari, reliability is often reminiscent of the old days and the drivers themselves are not always confident on the track. So Max Verstappen is having it easy. In fact, you just have to see that the Red Bull team already has six victories,” she adds.
In buildersright now leads the energy drinks team with 304 pointsFerrari adds 228 and Mercedes has approached with 188. As to Leclercit should be noted that it is third in the general classification of drivers with 129 points (versus the 175 of the insatiable Verstappen).
Verstappen two wins away
Be that as it may, the companion of Carlos Sainz he does not give up. “There’s still a lot left. The handicap is 49, but that’s only two wins.that is all! I think our car is strong if we manage to have good reliability.. But as we have seen, reliability is an issue this year for everyone. So we have to focus on ourselves, our performance is good and I am sure that as long as we finish the races, we will be in the battle for victories”, says the Monegasque who has won two races this year (Bahrain and Australia).