Ferrari celebrated their 1,000th Formula One world championship race on Sunday with ardour, delight and ache and a Schumacher as Michael’s son Mick drove his father’s 2004 automobile across the crew’s Mugello circuit.
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Ferrari celebrated their 1,000th Formula One world championship race on Sunday with ardour, delight and ache – and a Schumacher as Michael’s son Mick drove his father’s 2004 automobile across the crew’s Mugello circuit.
The solely crew to have competed in each season for the reason that first in 1950 have received extra races and championships than every other.
Schumacher senior introduced them 5 titles in a row from 2000-04, with most of his document 91 wins secured in purple overalls.
The crew that topped Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda and Jody Scheckter over the many years are struggling their worst marketing campaign in 40 years.
Ferrari final received a drivers’ title with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 are at the moment sixth general and at risk of slipping additional.
“Ferrari and Formula One are type of joined on the hip,” chief government Louis Camilleri advised Sky tv forward of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the crew’s scenic circuit north of Florence.
“It’s onerous to think about Formula One with out Ferrari or the opposite approach round. We’ve been there perpetually. History creates stress too and we’re wanting ahead to the subsequent 1,000,” he added.
“We’re in a gap now and we all know we’re in a gap. It’s a confluence of things however something I say will come throughout as excuses and we’re not into excuses.
“What issues is to deal with the problems we’ve and work with dedication to get again to what we think about to be our rightful place.”
Mick Schumacher, main the Formula Two championship and searching more and more destined for F1 in 2021, may very well be part of that future.
“To be capable to drive it now because the second technology to drive it’s one thing very particular,” he stated after his demonstration laps within the F2004, Ferrari’s most profitable racing automobile.
Ferrari had additionally celebrated their milestone with a socially distanced present in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria on Saturday evening attended by drivers and executives previous and current with a show of vehicles by way of the eras.
“As we have a good time our first 1,000 races, we’re already wanting forward, already fascinated with the subsequent 1,000,” stated Ferrari president John Elkann.
“I’m completely sure of 1 factor, that within the subsequent 1,000 Grands Prix we are going to win extra races than we’ve up to now.”
Charles Leclerc completed eighth for Ferrari within the race, with Sebastian Vettel 10th.
Team boss Mattia Binotto stated the drivers had carried out their greatest.
“Today we didn’t have the tempo to permit our drivers to battle with their nearest rivals,” he stated.