Alessandro Zanardi believes Ferrari has a lot of work to do in order to overcome the difficult moments from last season and once again fight for the Formula 1 World Championship. The Bolognese champion recently won the last competition of the Italian GP championship with the Bmw M6 Gt3 and, after winnings at the Paralympics in Rio, was interviewed in the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. The former Formula One driver, who raced for Lotus and Winfield Williams, analyzed next season’s perspectives and also spoke about Scuderia Ferrari. Here are the main ideas expressed by Alessandro Zanardi:
How will 2017 be for Ferrari?
“I don’t think we should expect a great improvement yet. I think Hamilton will eventually win.”
What’s missing for Ferrari?
“Formula one is a complicated world. It is a matter of efficient planning.”
Is it Arrivabene’s fault?
“He has a difficult role. F1 requires a complex system of responsibility assignment and an efficient collaboration, focused on mutual goals. Blaming everything on him would be unfair. He has been left a little bit alone in this. If they are willing to continue with him, it’s hight time they supported him properly.”
Rosberg has retired…
“I’ve heared Bottas will be their choice for a replacement. I would have opted for Wehrlheim because he is a talented young driver. It’s almost like they were thinking of Mclaren’s choice, when they made Hamilton and Alonso compete together, but we already know how that ended up. I was hoping for something a little bit more creative.”
The name of Valentino (Rossi) has been discussed.
“Technically it would not have been the most logic choice, but it could have been a breath of fresh air that Formula 1 actually needs a lot, especially on tv. Another world championship would be incredible for Mercedes, but just think what impact a single victory for Valentino would have had.”
Meanwhile Rossi is working to achieve his 10th title…
“He is absolutely amazing! Incredible! He has all the reasons to believe in it. I’d bet on him, not on Marquez!”