Such is the concentration of ‘fosi here at TJ13, but perhaps not the original Italian variety*, that we sometimes forget the mettle and perhaps narcissistic quality team Rosso possess.
“The drivers’ title? I think we deserve it. I believe [that] because of the efforts made in 2015,” said Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari president, quoted by La Repubblica.
“Unfortunately, mistakes, mishaps or other prevent us from defeat. Mercedes would be very difficult to overtake us if we put before them, especially if it’s Vettel at the forefront” added the Italian.
The fact that Kimi was not mentioned to be ‘at the forefront’ is somewhat telling as to who the Italian outfit trust most to deliver. Astonishing to some considering the Finn was the last driver to deliver a championship to Maranello, now nearly ten years ago.
The canny operator Marchionne decided not to be drawn further in when quizzed about the recent Kvyat demotion however.
“I do not want to comment on the decisions taken with one of our opponents. It was an unfortunate accident and I think Kvyat apologised to Seb. For me, the problem is solved “
The Italian team is only 19 points ahead of Red Bull after four Grands Prix and is now (perhaps) less likely to be torpedoed by a young eager ‘Red Bull Athlete’….. but then again?
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