Berger warns Ferrari: "I can't understand that"

22-09-2021 19:33 | Updated: 22-09-2021 22:05
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Berger warns Ferrari: I can't understand that

For two years Ferrari has had to go without a victory, a total of 37 Grands Prix. On 22 September 2019 in Singapore, Sebastian Vettel delivered the last victory for the Italian team that only once before had to go so long without a win.

One-longest drought for Ferrari

Between 1990 and 1994, Ferrari was dry for no less than 59 races. In Ferrari's long history, there were only a few seasons when no Grand Prix victory was achieved. In recent history, this was only the case in 2014 and 2016. This season, Ferrari finished on the podium three times with Carlos Sainz's second place in Monaco as the best result.

Former Ferrari-driver Gerhard Berger thinks that the negative record of 59 races might be broken. On the Austrian explains why he is convinced of this. "I think Ferrari has fallen back into the wishful thinking that they want to win the championship with Italians. I can't understand that, because success comes to Italy anyway because Ferrari is an Italian team. For a successful team, you have to bring in the best people and you have to do it globally."

Schumacher era was incredible

To back up his opinion, Berger refers to the Schumacher era at Ferrari. Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996 and won the world title five times from 2000 to 2004. "That time was incredible. But there was also a good team with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Michael Schumacher."

Berger is positive about the future of the Italian team though. "In my time we also went through lean periods. You can only move forward by working hard over the years." Currently, Ferrari is fourth in the world championship.

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