Formula 1 live ticker: Ferrari should “take a few more spare parts”

Formula 1 live ticker: Ferrari should “take a few more spare parts”
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09:09 am

Schumacher holds Ferrari drivers accountable

Leclerc could not do anything for the loss of the World Cup lead in Barcelona. Without engine damage, he would probably have won the race. But Ralf Schumacher is of the opinion that not only Carlos Sainz is making “many mistakes” this year.

“Both Ferrari drivers” have had a problem with consistency this season, says the expert at ‘Sky’ and reminds: “The Ferrari was definitely the best car at the beginning of the season.”

Sainz and Leclerc “in my opinion didn’t make enough of it,” said Schumacher. For example, Sainz retired after a mistake in Melbourne and recently spun again in his home race.

Leclerc threw away a safe podium with a mistake in Imola and also had several training departures. Schumacher therefore advises Ferrari with a smile to take “a few more spare parts” with them to Monaco…

Schumacher clearly: “Both drivers got too little out of the Ferrari”

Ralf Schumacher finds clear words after the recurring mistakes of Charles Lelerc and Carlos Sainz and thinks that the drivers missed a great opportunity with the Ferrari (video duration: 45 seconds)

11:01 a.m

Wolff: Mercedes must continue to seize opportunities

Mercedes currently has no winning car. Nevertheless, the Silver Arrows in the World Championship are “only” 75 points behind the leaders Red Bull after the first six races of the season. Russell is only 36 points behind Verstappen among the drivers.

The gap could already be significantly larger in both World Cup rankings. At ‘Sky’, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff explains that the chance of still being able to intervene in the 2022 title fight is “always there”.

“In terms of pace” they are “not yet” on par with the two top teams, according to Wolff. But while Ferrari and Red Bull keep dropping points, the Mercedes drivers reliably collect points.

So far this year Mercedes has only had to cope with a single zero number when Hamilton was 13th in Imola. For comparison: At Ferrari and Red Bull there were already three zero numbers!

As a result, Mercedes is at least within striking distance in the World Championship.

10:44 a.m

Tsunoda: New format makes it easier

So far, the first two training sessions in Monaco have always taken place on Thursdays. In 2022, that is no longer the case. There is no longer a free Friday, but from this year on, as on all other weekends, the race will run from Friday to Sunday.

“I think the new format […] should make it easier,” explains Yuki Tsunoda. That way you can stay in rhythm better. He doesn’t have the best memories of Monaco himself, last year he was eliminated in Q1 and ended up 16th.

“On my second visit this time, I’ll have a better idea of ​​how to build speed and stay focused throughout the sessions,” said the Japanese. Aim for his Q3 on Saturday and points on Sunday.

Maybe the new format will help him.

10:23 a.m

Leclerc and Sainz come to the cinema

At least with their voices. Both got a small cameo appearance in the new Disney movie “Lightyear”. Both will lend their voice to the same character.

Leclerc speaks the Italian version, Sainz the Spanish. Of course, this also means that you won’t hear the two of them in the German-language version of the film.

Not the first collaboration between Disney and Ferrari, by the way. Michael Schumacher could already be heard in the film Cars.

10:09 a.m

Monaco even harder in new cars?

At least Sebastian Vettel can imagine that. Monaco will be “physically” demanding because the drivers with the new cars will have to fight “a little more than in the past” this year.

“It will also be about endurance,” predicts Vettel. And then of course there is the mental component. Because even the slightest lack of concentration in Monaco is very likely to result in an exit …

09:44 am

From the cabinet of curiosities…

The traditional football game with celebrities is part of the pre-program for the Grand Prix in Monaco every year. This time there was a small incident between Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-F1 driver Daniil Kwjat …

Let’s put it this way: Domenicali can’t be accused of a lack of commitment! Here is the video about it:

9:31 a.m

Barcelona track boss explains problems

We reported on the problems at the track at the weekend. Many local fans complained about the catastrophic conditions, for example with regard to arrival and departure and also the supply of the spectators.

Track manager Josep Lluis Santamaria now admits that some “mistakes” have been made. For example, twice as many people would have used the trains to Montmelo this year as in 2019, when the last regular GP was held.

2020 and 2021 was also driven in Barcelona. However, because of Corona, no or hardly any spectators were allowed. Especially on Friday, more spectators than expected were at the track.

“We expected 25,000 and 54,000 came,” said Santamaria. The problems with the supply were due to the high temperatures, because people simply drank more water.

To be honest, it sounds to me just badly prepared!

8:52 a.m


Congratulations go out today to the colleagues at Box to Box Films, who won a Sports Emmy with their documentary “Formula 1: Drive to Survive”.

As is well known, opinions on the Netflix documentary differ. Even we in the editorial office do not agree.

As is well known, Max Verstappen is boycotting the whole project – for reasons that I personally understand absolutely. Nevertheless, of course, congratulations from my side too!

8:36 a.m

Alpine against increase

For example, Alpine opposes an increase in the budget ceiling – despite inflation. “We’re not in favor of it,” says team boss Otmar Szafnauer and explains: “We set our budgets early and expected a bit of inflation.”

“It wasn’t a surprise for us,” he shrugs. The trend was already foreseeable in December. And that is the time of year when the teams set their budget for the new season.

Although he admits that the freight costs have risen more than expected. “But we are still [unter dem Kostendeckel]. And if we can do it, then surely the others can too,” he shrugs.

If in doubt, you would simply have to scale back a little in the development of the car in order to have more money for freight costs and the like.

8:19 a.m

Season finale 2022 with only three teams?

Sounds stupid, but it’s a scenario that Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is now prophesying. The background is the current dispute over the budget ceiling, which Red Bull and several other teams would like to increase – again.

“I think the FIA ​​needs to look at the inflation issue,” Horner said, adding, “About seven teams would probably have to skip the last four races to stay within the cap this year.”

Or to put it another way: In his opinion, the teams will simply run out of money at the end of the season if the budget ceiling is not increased. “It’s not just about the big teams this time,” he clarifies.

Many midfield teams also have major problems with the current inflation. And Horner predicts things could get “even worse” in the second half of the season. Formula 1 is also affected by the current inflation.

For example, the freight costs would have “quadruple”. Still, not all teams seem to have trouble staying within the cost cap…

8:07 a.m

Monaco is coming!

Yes, that’s how it is with back-to-back racing… Hello and welcome to a new edition of our Formula 1 live ticker! It feels like we’ve only just left Barcelona when the next GP is just around the corner in Monaco. The cars may not be out on the track until Friday, but the preliminary program is already in full swing in the Principality.

So let’s get started right away! Ruben Zimmermann accompanies you through the day at this point. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, you can use our contact form. You can also find us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube, and if you have any questions, use our Twitter hashtag #FragMST.

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