According to F1 analyst Marc Priestley, Ferrari still lacks the necessary components to win the world championship. This season, the Italian team created a fantastic vehicle that was also the fastest at numerous courses. Nevertheless, the squad has lost its chance to win the championship this year, whether it was due to a lack of reliability or a lack of strategic understanding.
Regarding Ferrari, Priestley believed that the team now lacked the necessary components. ” I don’t want to suggest Ferrari has discovered a terrific car because they haven’t, he remarked. They have created a terrific vehicle—on many instances this year, the best vehicle—but they lack all the necessary components. The lack of… Numerous individuals, I know work at Ferrari or have worked there, so I think and know this to some level. It seems like the culture it isn’t right.”
Marc believed that the team members lacked the freedom to express themselves. The squad suffered as a result because everyone became anxious under pressure. He stated:
“I get the impression that risk-taking and making judgments on the spot aren’t encouraged in the team atmosphere. All of those items are necessities. You may observe that during competitions when they exhibit some hesitancy on the [team] radio.”
Ferrari has much to learn about winning again
Marc Priestley cited the team’s difficult time winning championships during its poor years throughout the years. With Kimi Raikkonen, the team last had a championship triumph in 2007. Marc believed that the squad needed to return to its winning ways so that the pressure on the team would ultimately lessen.
“It simply seems like there is a lack of confidence overall”, he added. “Ferrari is a wonderful team with a rich history, but they haven’t experienced victory in a while. The last champion was Kimi [Raikkonen] in 2007; it is a very long time. To succeed, you nearly have to start over again.
When people would say, “Your team has to understand how to win,” I used to constantly wonder, “What are you talking about? You only need to follow the proper procedures, and you’ll succeed. It’s not that simple, though.”
Ferrari might still look back on the 2022 Formula One season as a success since it allowed the team to race at the front after a few seasons in the middle.