Ted Kravitz sheds light on ‘Ferrari threatening Haas over engine power’ rumours

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HAAS endured a disappointing Australian Grand Prix following promising shows in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Ted Kravitz sheds light on 'Ferrari threatening Haas over engine power' rumours

Ted Kravitz (Picture: GETTY)

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The notion of Ferrari threatening Haas over their engine has been labelled “garbage” by a number one F1 pundit. The American staff loved an amazing begin to the season in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, with Kevin Magnussen ending fifth and ninth respectively. Mick Schumacher endured a nasty crash in qualifying for the latter race, however the staff nonetheless headed to Australia final week buoyed by their tempo within the Center East.

Nevertheless, neither driver was in a position to end inside the highest 10, with Schumacher down in thirteenth. Magnussen, who was provided a spot with the staff simply days earlier than the season started after they opted to half firm with Russia driver Nikita Mazepin, was one place again in 14th.

Their shows left many querying how that they had dropped off so shortly. With the staff utilizing a Ferrari engine, rumours emerged that the Scuderia had refused to play ball with provides in Melbourne, having felt threatened by the enhancements from Guenther Steiner’s staff.

Nevertheless, Ted Kravitz, of Sky Sports activities F1, resoundingly dismissed that idea: “There have been some strategies amongst the hearsay mongers that possibly Ferrari are considering Haas are doing somewhat bit too properly and threatening them,” he was quoted as saying by planetf1.com.

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Ted Kravitz sheds light on 'Ferrari threatening Haas over engine power' rumours

Haas had been out of the factors in Australia (Picture: GETTY)

“In fact, that’s garbage. Ferrari are by no means going to threaten Haas to show down their very own engine. However that’s the hearsay that’s on the market and you recognize I prefer to hold you throughout all these rumours in F1.”

As a substitute, Kravitz, 48, believes Hass merely bought issues unsuitable down beneath: “The place has Haas’ tempo gone? That’s an open query that’s being requested by lots of people within the paddock,” he continues.

“From scoring factors within the first couple of races with Kevin Magnussen to ending P13 and P14 in Australia could be very, very odd. I feel the reality is, actually, is that they arrived right here with the unsuitable set-up and by no means bought it again. Once you primarily write off Friday since you don’t have the proper set-up, it’s very troublesome to get it again.”

Ted Kravitz sheds light on 'Ferrari threatening Haas over engine power' rumours

Mattia Binotto has seen Ferrari set the early tempo (Picture: GETTY)

Certainly, the prospect of Mattia Binotto and co feeling threatened by Haas appears unlikely given their begin to the marketing campaign. Charles Leclerc was the winner in Australia, his second triumph of the season after additionally prevailing in Bahrain.

In-between was a runner-up end to Max Verstappen in Jeddah, and it is the Monaco man who leads the standings by 34 factors. Crew-mate Carlos Sainz sits third, behind Mercedes’ George Russell.

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