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Ferrari System 1 scenario will get worse with newest replace


Ferrari’s Hungarian Grand Prix catastrophe leaves them with little hope of ending their lengthy System 1 driver and constructor world championship droughts.

Following a French Grand Prix they need to have gained, Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring was presupposed to be Ferrari’s bounce-back race, one through which they closed the 82-point hole to Purple Bull within the System 1 constructor standings and one through which Charles Leclerc closed the 63-point hole to Max Verstappen within the driver standings.

All through the remainder weekend and even most of Sunday’s 70-lap race round the 14-turn, 2.722-mile (4.381-kilometer) Budapest highway course, they appeared like they have been going to do exactly that, as the character of the course is virtually tailor-made to the strengths of the F1-75.

However yet one more technique blunder knocked Leclerc from a possible race-winning place to sixth place, and teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. may solely salvage fourth after seemingly dropping the tempo that he had placed on show all through the weekend.

Verstappen, in the meantime, gained the race after beginning in tenth place. In 27 earlier Grand Prix wins, he had by no means began exterior of the highest 4, and regardless of a spin throughout the occasion, he was capable of take the checkered flag from row 5.

It was yet one more weekend filled with “Once I die, I would like Ferrari strategists to decrease me into my grave, to allow them to let me down one final time.”

Purple Bull’s lead over Ferrari within the constructor standings is now 97 factors, and Verstappen’s lead over Leclerc within the driver standings is now 80 factors.

Ferrari’s 2022 season has been characterised by errors, be it on the reliability aspect, the technique aspect, or the motive force aspect.

Regardless of these deficits, there’s a official case to be made that they’ve the quickest automotive on the grid, having taken eight pole positions to Purple Bull’s 4 up to now.

Whereas single-lap tempo and race tempo can inform totally different tales, Leclerc has additionally retired whereas main on three events.

However issues obtained even worse for Ferrari following the thirteenth race of the 22-race season, the ultimate race previous to the summer time break.

WynnBET now lists Verstappen because the -1000 favourite to win this 12 months’s world championship, that means {that a} profitable $1,000 wager would solely win you $100.

Earlier than the race, he had been within the -300 to -400 vary.

They checklist Leclerc because the second favourite, however as a large underdog at +750, that means {that a} profitable $100 wager would win $750.

Earlier than the race, he had been within the +250 to +400 vary.

Odds for the opposite contenders are as follows.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes: +4000
  • George Russell, Mercedes: +4000
  • Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari: +7500
  • Sergio Perez, Purple Bull: +10000

So far as the constructor battle goes, issues are a bit much less gloomy for the Prancing Horse, however they nonetheless aren’t fairly.

  • Purple Bull: -750
  • Ferrari: +600
  • Mercedes: +1100

Motion is scheduled to renew on Sunday, August 28 with the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Will this be the ultimate System 1 race contested at Spa?

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