Berger: Competitive Ferrari ‘very important for F1 brand’

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Berger: Competitive Ferrari ‘very important for F1 brand’

Gerhard Berger is happy to see his previous group again on the entrance of the game, including {that a} profitable Ferrari is a profitable Formulation 1.

The Scuderia endured their worst Constructors’ Championship efficiency for 40 years again in 2020 and, whereas they managed to get well a number of the hole to the entrance final season, the arrival of Formulation 1’s new rules have seen Ferrari take benefit and catapult themselves again to the highest of the sector, battling it out with Crimson Bull.

Now that the game’s oldest and most profitable group is again profitable races, their former driver emphasised how essential it’s to the entire of Formulation 1 to see Ferrari combating on the entrance as soon as once more.

“I’m very glad that Ferrari can as soon as once more have a say within the championship title,” Berger mentioned, as quoted by Speedweek.

“Ferrari continues to be the core of Formulation 1. If there may be too lengthy a lean interval, like in 2020 and 2021, then that’s not good, a profitable Ferrari is essential for all the Formulation 1 model.”

Crimson Bull and the Scuderia have stolen a march on the remainder of the sector with their newfound pace in the beginning of 2022, with reigning Constructors’ champions Mercedes being left trailing of their wake within the first a part of the yr.

The Silver Arrows are assured they’ll be capable to bridge the hole and get in amongst it, it’ll solely add to the drama of the yr.

“I feel this duel between Crimson Bull Racing and Ferrari is nice. If Mercedes then catches up sooner or later, it will likely be a prime three battle,” Berger added.

Mercedes specifically wish to management the impact of porpoising on their automotive – the ‘bouncing’ seen in 2022 that has come again to Formulation 1 with the re-introduction of floor impact aerodynamics.

However Berger highlighted that this isn’t a brand new phenomenon in Formulation 1, and a number of other of these round within the sport at the moment had been concerned in making an attempt to maintain porpoising underneath wraps approach again when.


“We already had this bouncing on the vehicles within the Nineteen Eighties,” he mentioned. “Adrian Newey handled it then, now he’s technical director at Crimson Bull. And the highest man at Ferrari on this discipline is the South African Rory Byrne, who was additionally in Formulation 1 again then and continues to be a particular advisor to Ferrari at the moment.”




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