Jean Alesi calls on the Tifosi to support Ferrari in a difficult moment


Frenchman Jean Alesi thinks there is no point in criticizing Scuderia Ferrari, the former F1 driver believing that it does « nothing good » for the Italian team.

In recent weeks, Scuderia Ferrari has had to come under heavy criticism following highly controversial strategic decisions in the race, such as during the last Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, where Ferrari fitted Hard tires on Charles Leclerc’s single-seater at a time when the Monegasque was battling for a potential win. Finally, Leclerc will cross the finish line in sixth place that day after seeing the performance of his single-seater drop quickly once on the track with Hard rubber.

Between poor reliability and strategic blunders, Ferrari has « stolen » 108 points from Leclerc since the start of the year, while the Monegasque is himself responsible for having lost 32. But rather than criticizing Ferrari, Jean Alesi has called on the Tifosi to show their love.

“I want to address the angry and disappointed Ferrari fans. It’s a season that feels like a rollercoaster, and it heightens emotions and reactions. Dreaming of a victory turns a defeat into a sports drama with a passion that reminds me of the cheers of football. » Jean Alesi told Corriere della Sera.

“I suffer thinking about Hungary. The climate changed the performance and there were mistakes even before the strategy. But criticizing Ferrari is not good for any fan, it doesn’t do the team any good. I say this understanding each outburst because passion is made of strong feelings. We could analyze the race to try to understand the how and the why, but now it is no longer necessary. »

“It serves rather, for my part, as an invitation to hold, to consolidate, not to destroy. Because negativity brings no good, ever. Now I want to love this Ferrari because the men of Ferrari are the first to suffer for every defeat, for every mistake that leads to a defeat. »

After the Hungarian Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari still occupies second place in the constructors’ world championship with 97 points behind Red Bull and 30 points ahead of Mercedes.



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