Capharol wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:13 pm
We’re all focused on the seats next to Hamilton and Verstappen but what will be Ferrari’s options be if Vettel decides that 2020 is his last year in red. Leclerc has a contract until 2022.
Drivers like Sainz, Ricciardo and Perez might get their chance in race winning car after all...
if Ferrari swap drivers it won't be with drivers like Ricciardo or Sainz, because these two are ambitioned enough not to accept a seat as 2nd driver (Ferrari will fully focus on Leclerc then)
Perez could be possible if he accepts to be 2nd driver but i guess they might wanna try someone from F2 or Giovinazzi
Why would they focus on one driver then, when they are doing no such thing now, while having two very ambitious drivers?
I really dont get the logic in suggesting that a team would prefer to take a lesser driver in order to ‘protect’ the status of their more established one.
Kimi wasnt brought in at the time when Alonso was driving for the team and neither was Leclerc brought in, while Vettel is there for that reason.
Mercedes didnt bring in Bottas for that reason either.
There is just no point in doing that, if you want to perform to your potential and get the best out if your team. Ideally, you want two ambitious drivers, pushing each other, but also having a strong management to control the harmonics of the team. I’m not suggesting Sainz or Ricciardo would be available, but assuming they are and Vettel leaves, what would be the point in focusing on Leclerc if there could be a better performing driver available?
The driver is but a means for the team to achieve its ambitions. Not the other way around.