18:44 – At Ferrari, the low point has gradually been reached after a Belgian Grand Prix Formula 1 without points. Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc crossed the finish line in 13th and 14th after a long agony for the Maranello team.
Vettel and Leclerc made it through Q1 with great difficulty on Saturday and started outside the top-ten. On Sunday, the red brigade barely managed to make any progress. Overtaking proved impossible for the Ferraris due to their lack of top speed, and Leclerc was also faced with technical problems.
“It was an extremely frustrating race after a very difficult weekend for us,” said a disillusioned Leclerc. “The race didn’t get any easier because we had problems with the two pit stops that we had to do. I lost a lot of time and positions. I tried to make up for that, but it’s very difficult for us to overtake,” even with DRS. So we have to work hard and find something, because it is simply difficult this way. “
With Vettel, who could eventually pass by Leclerc, there are few more optimistic lyrics to be heard. “Spa is one of the circuits where power is the most important and we have had a hard time with that this year. So of course you expect to be lagging behind. But we were even behind cars that we normally are too fast, Even Alfa Romeo and Haas. So there is something that is not entirely clear to us and I think – I hope – it is specifically Spa. But we have to work hard, because there are many lessons to be learned from this weekend. “
Calculated in the low point of the red crisis, Formula 1 heads to Ferrari’s cradle for two weeks. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the new Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello will not become typical Italian folk festivals of the tifosi due to the corona virus. A luck in an accident, perhaps, otherwise the Scuderia would be put on its jaws with shame.
“There are two major races coming up for the team, but we have to be realistic. We should not expect miracles. Our package is what it is,” concluded Vettel. “I have a lot of great memories of Monza, first my first victory 12 years ago and the last few years with all the fans. This year will be very different. We could use the support of the fans, but the situation is different now. remains Monza and that means a lot to the team, so we will have to keep fighting. “