Not my cup of cake
How very dare you! Chances are they are all cheating just Ferrari are less good at hiding it.
Nice article, thanks. Clearly a cheat by any definition of the word.More on Ferrari's latest cheating.
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It wasn't just Ferrari. Williams and McLaren also had their say. Except for 2002 and 2004 Ferrari never had the upper hand against the oppositions like Mercedes did from 2014-2016, 2019.I know what you mean. Things were so much simpler when it was just Ferrari who were consulted and able to veto rules.
.....and they spent $700 million on initial hybrid engine development....as discussed in recent races. mercedes the last few years have won because they are most organised, make the fewer mistakes & have a very consistent driver. ferrari couldve won 10 races they won 3. couldve won the last 3 drivers titles thats your problem nobody would be talking about the nonsense engine advatange as that ended at start of 2017
Yes, but a lot of the cases you listed above actually were cheats or at least technology that was later banned.it doesn't help that Ferrari straight line advantage from mexico & previous 6 wasn't there in Austin, on the same weekend that teams ask for fuel flow directive. that might be 2+2=5 but also the flames have been fanned by Verstappen “Oh that’s not strange. Well why do you think? You can fill it in yourself,”
I wouldn't put past them because as we all know when you have a winning car, advantages will always be questioned there is a reason why nobody has protested Williams this season, they could have ran an "illegal" car like some teams on the grid are suggesting Ferrari have been. but because they are way off the pace. no one cares. but every winning team has been accused of something.
Benetton was traction control,
McLaren was the extra brake pedal
Ferrari was that they got bespoke bridgestone tyres,
Renault had the mass damper
McLaren was copied Ferrari in 2008,
Brawn was double diffuser,
Red Bull was too many to list from traction control, exhaust blowing, flexy wings/floors & trick suspension etc
Mercedes was that the forbid customer teams to race them & gave them lesser engines
but at the time it was alot of rumours & denial. but then as time went on people admitted that they werent going mad & were correctYes, but a lot of the cases you listed above actually were cheats or at least technology that was later banned.
Qualifying pace doesn’t always equate to race pace, we have seen that this season. Ferrari in the first half of the season had trouble getting their tyres up to temperature and still they are much harder on the tyres than Red Bull and Mercedes.Bernoulli 2014 - 2016 that's obvious they were so far ahead it was boring. but 2019 really, is this the same year that Leclerc will very likely win the pole position award with 7, Mercedes & Ferrari both had 9 pole positions. the year ferrari shouldve won 10 races but only won 3
but at the time it was alot of rumours & denial. but then as time went on people admitted that they werent going mad & were correct
I am sorry.....but there were a lot of errors made by Ferrari this season. They were so far behind because they put themselves so far behind. Look at the cycle of the season. They were dominant in testing. Now that was probably a case of the right tire at the right track at the right temperature. But, still in the early part of the season, they were certainly competitive to Mercedes. The team threw away at least one race early in the season due to a strategy mistake...and then Vettel threw away a lead under pressure from Hamilton at Canada. After that, they seemed a little lost for a while. Certainly Vettel was. And then suddenly, they found a power boost on accel out of the corners by I gather interfering with the fuel flow monitors. Not sure if this is the case (not that I have heard any other plausible explanation), but if it was, it is certainly a cheat in both spirit and actuality. Still it was a good enough cheat to garner them 6 poles in the row. They could not turn that into anywhere near 6 wins as F1Brits_90 points out.It always easy to judge from the outside and in hindsight but strategy errors, driver errors etc. are more common when one is under pressure because every little bit of performance must be squeezed out of the inferior package.
We’ve seen Mercedes turn up the wick when needed more often than not. In Ferrari’s case it’s been clear mostly from FP1 onwards whether they’ve had the pace on a specific weekend.