What at some point seemed to be a positive and solid double podium finish for Scuderia Ferrari in the 2017 British Grand Prix, eventually turned into a disappointing third place for Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and an even worse outcome for his German team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who finished seventh at the Silverstone track, which means that Sebastian now holds an advantage of only one point in the Formula One drivers standing over his main title rival Lewis Hamilton, ahead of the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place in two weeks time at the Hungaroring circuit, as the Maranello team will hope to improve and bounce back after a series of disappointing races.
Maurizio Arrivabene, current team principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team, does not want to point fingers and assign blame to Pirelli for the unfortunate events which affected the race for both drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, in the final stages of the 2017 British Grand Prix: “It was a difficult race, but I think we still deserved a better result here. Even if the reasons are obvious, complaining about losing a second and a fourth place is not Ferrari’s style. Today, the hard fact is that we lost a lot of points in both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships. We leave here, set on improving quickly, with humility and determination, as our focus has already shifted to Hungary.” – Maurizio Arrivabene said, as reported by Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome Corriere dello Sport on Sunday evening.