David Coulthard and Mark Webber see it gloomy for Ferrari. The Italian team is dealing with a car that reacts very inconsistently and that could also be a problem for the Scuderia in the future. The question is whether Ferrari still has confidence in the updates that the team wants to bring. In any case, Coulthard has little hope for the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix.
After the race, Ferrari was back with its hands in its hair. Charles Leclerc couldn’t understand why one set of hard tires worked but the other didn’t. “I admire the honesty, he’s not trying to hide anything,” says Coulthard on Channel 4. “It’s really worrying, those inconsistencies, because it’s one thing if you have a car that just isn’t fast. If he says that competitiveness changes from set to set, there’s a fundamental problem I’ve never heard of before.’
It’s doubly worrying because they’re still developing,” Webber added. Ferrari brought some upgrades in Barcelona. However, these parts do not seem to have helped the Italian team when it comes to the consistency of the car. “There are things in the pipeline, but how confident are they in what they have now? It can have a domino effect on what happens there because it’s hard to fix that in the short term.”
Coulthard: ‘Circuit is known to be unforgivable’
The Grand Prix of Canada is scheduled for next week, which will be driven on a circuit with completely different characteristics compared to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Does Ferrari fare better there? “No, a fast street circuit is known to be unforgivable. I don’t see how they can turn it around. Other than the fact that there’s a little less downforce needed on that circuit and it might get them into the right working window,” Coulthard concluded.