Rosberg criticises Ferrari over Leclerc pit stop call

Rosberg criticises Ferrari over Leclerc pit stop call

2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg felt Ferrari made a mistake by pitting Charles Leclerc to vary his entrance wing at Imola after a spin.

The highest three of Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez and Leclerc all boxed for smooth tyres for his or her third stints on the Emilia Romagna GP.

Verstappen led comfortably, however Leclerc would shut in on Perez as he seemed to disclaim Pink Bull a one-two end.

That plan went up in smoke although when Leclerc took far an excessive amount of kerb and went right into a spin, his Ferrari frivolously hitting the wall.

Leclerc received going once more, however was boxed by Ferrari who modified his entrance wing, which had picked up some harm.

After that cease Leclerc was compelled to get well locations within the closing laps, finally ending P6, however Rosberg felt that Ferrari ought to have waited to see how that entrance wing harm was impacting Leclerc’s efficiency.

“I feel Ferrari additionally made a mistake,” Rosberg instructed Sky Sports activities F1.

“They need to have left him out for yet another lap to see how that entrance wing is hanging on there, as a result of it seemed superb structurally, it was simply the right-hand aspect flap that was lacking.

“So that might have been okay to nonetheless end at the least fourth within the race, so I feel Ferrari did a small mistake there.”

There could possibly be no debate although surrounding the detrimental influence which this race weekend had on Ferrari.

Scoring most factors throughout the dash format, Verstappen climbed to P2 within the Drivers’ standings, now solely 27 factors behind Leclerc, whereas Pink Bull have slashed their deficit to Ferrari on the high of the Constructors’ to 11 factors.

And if Leclerc needs to carry on and win this primary title of his profession in 2022, Rosberg made it clear that errors like that one at Imola can’t occur.

“Charles Leclerc oh my God, I imply if you’re combating for a championship in opposition to Max Verstappen, you simply can’t enable your self to spin on the market when you find yourself simply driving by yourself,” he mentioned.

“Sure he was looking down Perez, however the stress was on Perez not on Charles, so to spin like that, my goodness, he has to keep away from that for the remainder of the season if he needs to win this championship.”


There was definitely no pleasure on the opposite aspect of the Ferrari storage both, as Carlos Sainz was eradicated on the opening lap after being hit by Daniel Ricciardo.

Rosberg accepts that some dangerous luck was concerned, however mentioned that Sainz shouldn’t have discovered himself keeping off Ricciardo anyway having began P4.

“Positively very unfortunate from Carlos, but it surely’s additionally just a little bit his fault that he was all the way in which again in fourth place,” Rosberg acknowledged.

“He may have been just a little bit greater up if his entire weekend had have come collectively effectively, so he additionally has a job in that.”




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