Scuderia Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said that he wants to “unbalance” the world championship starting this weekend in Canada, when the seventh round of the 2018 Formula One season is scheduled to take place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Italian, who is the notably reticent team boss at Ferrari, referred to the fact that so far in 2018, the top three teams also including Mercedes and Red Bull have each won two races apiece.
It is the most ‘balanced’ world championship for years, but “We will try to unbalance it now”” – Maurizio Arrivabene told Sky Italia at the MogoGP round at Ferrari’s own Mugello circuit – “The commitment of Ferrari is to unbalance this very balanced championship. We will give it our all. The guys at home and those on the track are all giving 120pc.” – Maurizio Arrivabene added.
Mercedes easily scored a one-two finish at the Canadian Grand Prix last season, when the Maranello team was in a much better position as far as the World Drivers’ Championship and the World Constructors’ Championship are concerned, meaning that Ferrari will have to do everything possible to finish ahead of their rivals and avoid losing other points in the fight for the titles: “The season is very long and I am sure that we will take the fight to the end, but now we just have to focus on the next race, which will be completely different from Moanco. The circuit is unique in that it’s very demanding on both the car and driver. It’s very power-limited and therefore dependent on straight-line speed and power. We are looking forward to this new challenge and I hope we can continue to see a step forward in Canada.” – the Scuderia Ferrari team principal explained.
Maurizio Arrivabene also revealed that Francesco Cigarini, the mechanic whose leg was badly broken in Bahrain when he was struck by Kimi Raikkonen, “is recovering and will return to the team in July”.