Jun 20, 2021

Tyre degradation compromises Ferrari in France: "We have to address this issue"

Sunday, 20 June 2021
-       Race: P11, 53 laps

  • Tyre degradation was a crucial factor in the French GP, where both Ferrari cars finished the race outside the points after experiencing a loss of performance throughout the race.
  • Fifth at the Starting Grid, Carlos fell to seventh place following his first pit-stop. Leclerc and Ricciardo, who stopped earlier than him, passed him.
  • In the second part of the race, the Hard compound wore out more than expected and Carlos couldn’t hold on to the points, crossing the finish line in eleventh place. 

"Not the way we wanted to finish an otherwise positive weekend. It is quite clear that today we didn’t perform well in these race conditions and that we lacked pace. Since the very beginning we really struggled with degradation and we carried that issue through the entire race, regardless of the compound. Despite my best efforts, it was impossible to hold our initial position. We must analyze what happened, understand the issue and try to address it. If there is a team capable of doing that, it’s this one. A double header in Austria awaits and I’m sure we will bounce back".

Styrian GP, Red Bull Ring – 25-27 June 2021

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