F1: ‘By no means Underestimated’ – Ferrari’s Resurgence Surprises McLaren
Whereas this yr’s inaugural System One Grand Prix noticed an engrossing battle between Crimson Bull and Mercedes right here, the resurgence of Ferrari has left the McLaren impressed.
McLaren are sitting third behind Mercedes and Crimson Bull however they’re being chased by Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz — who completed sixth and eighth respectively on Sunday.
“Positively with every thing I’ve seen on the [pre-season] check and likewise right here on Friday and Saturday and right this moment, exhibits that Ferrari have made an enormous step ahead in comparison with final yr, which isn’t sudden,” Andreas Seidl, the McLaren Workforce Principal, was quoted as saying by www.formula1.com.
“We mentioned we by no means underestimated the power of a crew like Ferrari with all their historical past and all their sources and expertise to return again rapidly, so it’s no shock, and so they have two nice drivers as nicely,” Seidl mentioned.
“[We’re] merely trying ahead to battle with Ferrari once more this yr, how they play out. It’s just too early to say however yeah, undoubtedly trying ahead to battling this nice crew,” he concluded.
Ferrari will now head residence for the following race at Imola.