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Ferrari Mark 1000th Race with Pride, Pain and a Schumacher

Mick Schumacher (Image: Twitter: @ScuderiaFerrari)

Ferrari celebrated their 1000th Formula One world championship race with ardour, satisfaction and ache as Michael’s son Mick drove his father’s 2004 automotive across the workforce’s Mugello circuit.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 10:20 AM IST


Ferrari celebrated their 1,000th Formula One world championship race on Sunday with ardour, satisfaction and ache – and a Schumacher as Michael’s son Mick drove his father’s 2004 automotive across the workforce’s Mugello circuit.

The solely workforce 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 report 91 wins secured in pink overalls.

The workforce 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 presently sixth general and at risk of slipping additional.

“Ferrari and Formula One are sort of joined at the hip,” chief govt Louis Camilleri instructed Sky tv forward of the Tuscan Grand Prix on the workforce’s scenic circuit north of Florence.

“It’s hard to imagine Formula One without Ferrari or the other way around. We’ve been there forever. History creates pressure too and we’re looking forward to the next 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 give attention to the problems we now have and work with dedication to get again to what we contemplate to be our rightful place.”

Mick Schumacher, main the Formula Two championship and searching more and more destined for F1 in 2021, could possibly be part of that future.

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“To be able to drive it now as the second generation to drive it is something very special,” he mentioned after his demonstration laps within the F2004, Ferrari’s most profitable racing automotive.

Ferrari had additionally celebrated their milestone with a socially distanced present in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria on Saturday evening attended by drivers and managers previous and current with a show of vehicles by means of the eras.

“As we celebrate our first 1,000 races, we are already looking ahead, already thinking about the next 1,000,” mentioned Ferrari president John Elkann.

“I am absolutely certain of one thing, that in the next 1,000 Grands Prix we will win more races than we have to date.”

Charles Leclerc completed eighth for Ferrari within the race, with Sebastian Vettel 10th.

Team boss Mattia Binotto mentioned the drivers had carried out their greatest.

“Today we didn’t have the pace to allow our drivers to fight with their nearest rivals,” he mentioned.

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