If Ferrari has undeniably made many mistakes this season, Jean Todt believes that everything is not to be thrown away for the reds this year.
Ferrari should in all likelihood finish this 2022 season in second place in the constructors’ championship, unless it is overtaken by Mercedes in the very final straight.
If the tifosi will logically be disappointed, Jean Todt believes that the Scuderia has made undeniable progress this year, developing an F1 capable of fighting for the world title.
“This season Maranello have designed a great car which means the team is working wellunderlines the former president of the FIA, who led Ferrari from 1993 to 2007. However, they are still missing something because, to win in F1, you need excellence, in all respects. »
“And when excellence is not there, it is important to question yourself and understand where the error comes from. If you often make the same mistakes, something needs to be changed. »
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“At one point in the year Ferrari had the best car on the grid, but I think they wasted too many opportunities.Judge Todt, whether because of reliability issues, strategy errors or safety cars. These are several episodes which, put together, have cost them dearly in the championship. I think they have to work on that, without taking anything for granted. »
“Almost all of us would like Ferrari to win championships again, the drivers’ title having not been won since 2007. The tifosi have been waiting for this for a very long time, but the end goal is not far away. Maybe there will be other opportunities next year. »