“Ferrari’s decision making ‘beginning to look imprudent’ after letting Carlos Sainz win in Silverstone

Jolyon Palmer gives his views on Ferrari's decision-making at Silverstone.

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto

Ferrari was able to come away with good points from the recently concluded Silverstone Grand Prix but as per the British Commentator, Jolyon Palmer, the Maranello-based team missed a trick by letting Carlos Sainz grab the win.

Charles Leclerc after the Silverstone Grand Prix is on 138 points in the Drivers Championship whereas Max Verstappen is sitting pretty at the top with 181 points to his name.

Palmer believes that at Silverstone the team had a golden opportunity of reducing the gap to Verstappen after he suffered mechanical issues that pegged him back in the pecking order.

However, Carlos Sainz was allowed to do his own race and was able to come away with valuable 25 points to his name. The British commentator feels Ferrari could have made the call during the race to let Leclerc through so that he would have been able to close the gap to the Dutchman considering Verstappen finished in P7 and missed out on a good chunk of points.

Charles Leclerc (L) and Max Verstappen (R)
Leclerc and Verstappen

Palmer while dwelling on the shenanigans at Ferrari wrote, “Red Bull have faced questions about team orders, Mercedes have in the past as well when title fighting with Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the wheel. But it seems Ferrari are trying their best to let their drivers fight, it’s something that on the face of it is good to see, but that is also beginning to look imprudent when dealing with a 49-point deficit to Max Verstappen.”

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Charles Leclerc is the better driver at Ferrari

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc

The British commentator believes that Leclerc is the better driver at Ferrari and should be encouraged more to go for race wins than Sainz.

If we consider the season that two have had so far, it makes sense to push Leclerc but at the end of the day, it is the team who decides what to do with their drivers.

The 2022 F1 season is reaching its halfway stage and it is about the right time that Ferrari’s Team Principal Mattia Binotto starts thinking about what’s best for the team rather than his drivers.

Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc
Sainz and Leclerc

Leclerc at the moment is the best bet for Ferrari to get close to Verstappen and it is going to be interesting to see how the team is going to deal with their drivers going ahead into the 2022 season.

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