Ferrari Mark a thousandth Race with Satisfaction, Ache and a Schumacher
Ferrari celebrated their a thousandth System One world championship race with ardour, pleasure and ache as Michael’s son Mick drove his father’s 2004 automotive across the staff’s Mugello circuit.
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The one staff to have competed in each season for the reason that first in 1950 have gained extra races and championships than another.
Schumacher senior introduced them 5 titles in a row from 2000-04, with most of his report 91 wins secured in purple overalls.
The staff that topped Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter over the a long time are struggling their worst marketing campaign in 40 years.
Ferrari final gained a drivers’ title with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 are at the moment sixth total and at risk of slipping additional.
“Ferrari and System One are form of joined on the hip,” chief government Louis Camilleri informed Sky tv forward of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the staff’s scenic circuit north of Florence.
“It’s laborious to think about System One with out Ferrari or the opposite method round. We’ve been there without end. Historical past creates strain too and we’re trying ahead to the subsequent 1,000,” he added.
“We’re in a gap now and we all know we’re in a gap. It’s a confluence of things however something I say will come throughout as excuses and we’re not into excuses.
“What issues is to concentrate on the problems we’ve got and work with dedication to get again to what we take into account to be our rightful place.”
Mick Schumacher, main the System Two championship and looking out more and more destined for F1 in 2021, could possibly be part of that future.
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“To have the ability to drive it now because the second technology to drive it’s one thing very particular,” he stated after his demonstration laps within the F2004, Ferrari’s most profitable racing automotive.
Ferrari had additionally celebrated their milestone with a socially distanced present in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria on Saturday evening attended by drivers and managers previous and current with a show of automobiles via the eras.
“As we have a good time our first 1,000 races, we’re already trying forward, already interested by the subsequent 1,000,” stated Ferrari president John Elkann.
“I’m completely sure of 1 factor, that within the subsequent 1,000 Grands Prix we are going to win extra races than we’ve got to this point.”
Charles Leclerc completed eighth for Ferrari within the race, with Sebastian Vettel tenth.
Group boss Mattia Binotto stated the drivers had carried out their finest.
“At the moment we didn’t have the tempo to permit our drivers to struggle with their nearest rivals,” he stated.