At Ferrari between 2006 and 2013, driver Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso, who retired from the sport at the end of 2016, told the Brazilian Globo it was “very sad” to see this year’s suffering at Scuderia.
“No one wants to see Ferrari struggle. He is an exceptional team, no doubt different from the others. It is almost a religion, ”he pointed out.
Some say it was a mistake to let go of the experienced Sebastian Vettel right now to have another young, albeit twice as experienced, rider, Carlos Sainz, seated next to the very young Charles Leclerc. Massa disagrees:
“Vettel’s time is up, so much so that this year’s results also prove that Ferrari could have made a good decision when he didn’t renew his contract with him. And Carlos Sainz is a good pilot, young, and still has a lot of room for improvement. Of course, they would need a competitive car first and foremost, but I also hope they will get it for the benefit of the pilots and the team. ”
While the former team of the Brazilian veteran is struggling, Lewis Hamilton soars again, soon to pull in the seventh world title, “Another year when Hamilton dominates. He just plays with the others, does an exceptional job. He deserves the title. ”
In addition to his dominance on the field, Hamilton is also striking with his increasingly spectacular activism.
“He’s like that, he tries to generate debates, he also stands up for things on the field. We can always learn from others, and if you work for something good, you deserve respect, and I respect that, ”he said of the Englishman who defeated him in 2008.