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Ferrari’s heads face the axe over the break -Schumacher

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According to reports, Ferrari’s heads are at risk of being sacked over the summer break after another strategic howler at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ex-F1 driver, Ralf Schumacher blasted Ferrari after their baffling decision to put Charles Leclerc on hard tyres which cost them another win.

Speaking to Sky Deutschland, Schumacher said:

“I don’t think Red Bull expected help like that,”

Leclerc was also puzzled by the decision to use the hards and was left rueing a potential victory.

“The hard tyre killed us,”

“We have to get better as a team and understand what we did wrong, because if it happens again, we don’t have a chance.”

Afterward, it was found that Ferrari had no option but to use the hard tyres in the race.

Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff explained:

“Ferrari had no option but the hard tyre,” .

“They only had hard and soft tyres left, and it was too early to put him on softs. Ferrari already made the mistake on Friday by not keeping a set of mediums in hand.”

Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto admitted that Ferrari made a mistake with the hard tyres.

“We had the right strategy in France, also Austria, so we’re usually right. Sometimes we make mistakes, but others make them too.”

However, Ferrari have continuously been indecisive with their strategic decisions, which has resulted in mistakes. This has raised questions about Ferrari’s strategy boss, Inaki Rueda’s place in the team.

Binotto though defended Rueda and his team.

“Not only Inaki but the entire team is great and I’m fully supporting them,” Binotto insisted. “I think when our opponents make mistakes, it does not attract so much attention.

“So I support everyone in the team completely for doing a great job on balance.”

But according to Schumacher, Binotto’s role as team principal might come under scrutiny after repeated strategy errors and reliability issues

“When you get the gift of being able to go for the world championship with Ferrari and throw it away so carelessly, it should become difficult for you.

“So I see him in danger during the summer break. There are too many little things that are going wrong and too many technical problems.”

Ferrari ace Charles Leclerc is now 80 points adrift of Max Verstappen with Sergio Perez also hot on his tail.

Ferrari trail Red Bull in the constructors championship by 97 points and Mercedes have also caught up with them and are only 30 points behind.

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