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F1: Brazilian Grand Prix – Zero Points for Scuderia Ferrari


Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow left Brazil with the worst possible result: no points following a collision between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, which led to both of them having to retire from the race, after they had both been frontrunners right up the final laps.

Start. Sebastian was on the dirty side of the track and got wheelspin when the lights went out, so that he was passed at turn 1 by Lewis Hamilton. Starting 14th, Charles got away well, immediately passing Nico Hulkenberg and over the opening seven laps he pulled off a series of incredible overtaking moves to pass Daniel Ricciardo, Lando Norris, Antonio Giovinazza, Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen, before setting off in pursuit of Alex Albon in the second Red Bull.

1st stop. When Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton made their 1st stops to fit soft tires, Seb stayed out until lap 25, when he took on medium tires. Charles kept going until lap 29, pitting for a set of Hards. At that point the order was Verstappen, Hamilton, Sebastian, Bottas, Albon and Charles.

Safety Car. Bottas made a 2nd stop on lap 41 going from Hards to Mediums, which promoted Leclerc to 5th. Mr. Bottas closed on him rapidly, trying several times to get past, but Charles defended well. But then Mr. Bottas’ car, on lap 51, had a problem and he had to park it, which brought out the Safety Car. Sebastian, who had pitted on lap 49 for Softs, stayed out, given that he had no more sets of new tires, while Charles stopped for new Softs.

Lap 66. At the restart, Mr. Hamilton led from Verstappen, Vettel, Albon and Charles: at turn 1, Albon managed to pass Sebastian who tucked in behind the Thai. At the same time, Charles closed right up to his team-mate and passed Seb for 4th place at turn 1 on lap 66. Vettel got a better exit in the 2nd part of the Senna Esses and chased after Charles, trying to take the place back. However, it resulted in the 2 racers colliding on the straight and it spelt the end of the race for both of them. The race was won by Mr. Verstappen.

The next round, the last of the season, is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which takes place on Sunday 1 December.

Sebastian Vettel #5: “The summary of the day is that we did not finish a race in which we could have got a good result. It’s a shame about the collision between us, especially for the team as a whole, given that both cars were in the points and considering how much work everyone puts in, both at the track and back in Maranello.

Charles Leclerc #16: From my point of view, the race was going well, even if I think that Max was uncatchable today. Now we must just focus on the final race of the season where will try and bring home the best possible result.”

It had actually been an exciting race for me. Starting from the midfield, I enjoyed fighting my way forward and was satisfied with the way things were progressing.

We will move on from this in any case and continue to work together in the best way. Now it’s time for us to focus on Abu Dhabi to end our season in the best possible way.

Mattia Binotto Team Principal: “The overriding feeling today is that everyone, first and foremost our drivers are very disappointed and sorry from a team perspective. It was a small collision that had a big consequence. In truth, this sort of thing should never happen. Our drivers were free to race today and they knew that. We have already clinched second place in the Constructors’ Championship and they were battling for their own positions in the Drivers’ classification.

Of course we now need to sit down and decide together where the limits are to make sure we all push for the benefit of the team and make sure these things don’t happen anymore.

Our race today was certainly not bad, and similar to Mexico in terms of performance. We are still lacking a bit of pace in the race. Sebastian was in a comfortable fourth, Charles from 14th could have been on the podium. It’s such a shame that we ended up throwing away so many points.

Ferrari is the Aristocrat of the automotive sector.

Enzo Ferrari’s iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the title according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 2019 report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

HeffX-LTN overall technical outlook for RACE is Very Bullish, overhead resistance is 162.20 and Key support at 164.22, as all Key indicators turned Very Bullish and the stock has established long term support ahead of this breakout.

Ferrari finished at 165.42, -1.58 Monday in NY.

Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.

Ferrari will continue to create value in the long term. Ferrari is a quality 1st long term luxury products investment, and I see it at 200+/share in that frame.

Stay tuned…

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