Ferrari should “take a few more spare parts”


Schumacher holds Ferrari drivers responsible

Leclerc could not do anything about the loss of the World Cup lead in Barcelona. Without engine damage, he would probably have won the race. But Ralf Schumacher is of the opinion that not only Carlos Sainz is making “many mistakes” this year.

“Both Ferrari drivers” have had a problem with consistency this season, says the expert at ‘Sky’, recalling: “Ferrari was definitely the best car at the start of the season.”

Sainz and Leclerc “in my opinion, did not make it out of it enough,” Schumacher said. For example, Sainz withdrew after a mistake in Melbourne and recently spun again in his home run.

Leclerc threw a safe podium with an error in Imola and also had several training departures. Schumacher therefore advises smiling Ferrari to take “a few more spare parts” to Monaco …

Schumacher clear: “Both drivers got too little out of Ferrari”

Ralf Schumacher finds clear words after the recurring mistakes of Charles Lelercs and Carlos Sainz and believes that the drivers missed a great opportunity with Ferrari (video duration: 45 seconds)


Monaco even harder in new cars?

Sebastian Vettel can at least imagine that. Monaco will be “physically” demanding because drivers with the new cars will have to struggle “a little more than earlier” this year.

“It’s also going to be about endurance,” Vettel predicts. And then, of course, there is the mental component. For even the slightest lack of concentration in Monaco will in all probability result in an exit …


From the cabinet of curiosities …

The traditional football match with celebrities is part of the pre-program for the Grand Prix in Monaco every year. This time there was a small incident between Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-F1 driver Daniil Kwjat …

Let’s put it this way: Domenicali can not be blamed for lack of commitment! Here is the video about it:

9:31 p.m.

Barcelona’s manager explains problems

We reported on the issues on the pitch over the weekend. Many local fans complained about the catastrophic conditions, for example in terms of arrival and departure and also the spectator supply.

Track Manager Josep Lluis Santamaria now admits that some “mistakes” have been made. For example, twice as many would have used the trains to Montmelo this year as in 2019, when the last regular GP was held.

2020 and 2021 were also run in Barcelona. Due to the Corona, however, no or almost no spectators were allowed. Especially on Friday, there were more spectators than expected on the field.

“We expected 25,000 and 54,000 to come,” Santamaria said. The problems with the supply were due to the high temperatures because people simply drank more water.

To be honest, it just sounds ill-prepared to me!



Congratulations today to colleagues at Box to Box Films, who won a Sports Emmy with their documentary “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”.

Opinions on the Netflix documentary are, as you know, divided. Even we at the editorial office do not agree.

As you know, Max Verstappen boycotts the entire project – for reasons that I personally absolutely understand. Nevertheless, of course also congratulations on my part!


Alpine against ascent

For example, Alpine is against raising the budget ceiling – despite inflation. “We are not in favor of that,” says team manager Otmar Szafnauer, explaining: “We set our budgets early and expected a bit of inflation.”

“It was not a surprise to us,” he shrugs. The trend was already predictable in December. And it’s the time of year when teams set their budget for the new season.

Although he admits that shipping costs have risen more than expected. “But we still are [unter dem Kostendeckel]. And if we can, then the others probably can too, “he shrugs.

If in doubt, just scale back a bit in the development of the car to have more money for shipping costs and the like.

8:19 p.m.

Season final 2022 with only three teams?

It sounds silly, but it’s a scenario that Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is now predicting. The background is the current dispute over the budget ceiling, which Red Bull and several other teams would like to raise – again.

“I think the FIA ​​needs to look at the inflation issue,” Horner said, adding, “about seven teams would probably have to skip the last four races to stay within the limit this year.”

Or put another way: In his opinion, the teams will simply run out of money at the end of the season if the budget ceiling is not raised. “It’s not just about the big teams this time,” he clarifies.

Many midfielders also have major problems with current inflation. And Horner predicts things could get “even worse” in the second half of the season. Formula 1 is also affected by current inflation.

For example, shipping costs would be “quadrupled”. Still, not all teams seem to have trouble staying within the cost ceiling …


Monaco is coming!

Yes, that’s how it is with back-to-back racing … Hello and welcome to a new edition of our Formula 1 live ticker! It feels like we have only just left Barcelona when the next GP is just around the corner in Monaco. The cars may not be out on the track until Friday, but the preliminary program is already in full swing in the Principality.

So let’s get started right away! Ruben Zimmermann accompanies you through the day at this time. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, you can use our contact form. You can also find us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube, and if you have any questions, use our Twitter hashtag #FragMST.

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