izzy wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Bisonas wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Trying to support Seb for what ??? What Ferrari has to gain ?? because supporting Seb in that way, you only make Leclerc underwhelm. It's a very big risk that Ferrari shouldn't be taking.
The difference between Leclerc and Verstappen if you ask me is that If Verstappen was in the same situation he wouldn't play along. He would come on the radio and say, "Look , I am faster, i am doing what ever you are saying, and i keep ending up behind him. It's not the first time that is happening. I am going full at him on a track that you can't overtake. If we touch , its on you. Its your fault. Don't blame me." That was what Verstappen would say on Radio for all the people to listen. And that is what Leclerc isn't doing atm. He has the backing of most ppl in Italy and most of the press, but he lacks the backing of Ferrari's racing team management. It's on him to take actions.
Its much more easy and probable for Binotto to leave Ferrari, than Leclerc. leclerc should know that and play the game accordingly.
in Ferrari the driver is just another tool
seriously, ask Alain Prost or Fernando Alonso what happens next when a driver takes on La Scuderia. What works at Red Bull doesn't work there
None of the names you mentioned where young prospects labeled the future of F1.
Prost and Alonso when they departed they where big names already, with a lot of success in F1 that may thought their names are bigger than Ferrari. They all left at a time that all parties wanted to move on. Somehow it was kind of mutual decision to split. Or some ultimatum that went bad from one or the other side.
On that occasions, when its hierarchy is challenged, yea Ferrari may treat their drivers just like another tool.
With Leclerc is not the same. He is very young, he is labeled the future of Ferrari and F1, in a period that Ferrari strangles to reoccupy the No1 status in the sport. With restructure after restructure having no success a young kid comes to give hopes of a brighter future to Ferrari. He hasn't had much success in the sport and he is very Hungry for it, he is not such a big name to challenge ferrari yet, he is already faster of Vettel and with the right push he seems ready to do great things. He has the backing of 90% of the press in Italy and most of Ferrari fans.
If ferrari mess this up, a lot of heads will drop in the highest level of management. Binotto is replaceable all the people are replacable tbh, but the least replaceable atm is Leclerc.
That's my opinion.