Embattled team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has sworn that Scuderia Ferrari will “never give up”. After a horror three-race tour of Asia, German driver Sebastian Vettel has slumped to a 59-point deficit to Lewis Hamilton with just four races to go until the end of the 2017 Formula One season. The Maranello team’s title campaign collapsed with a crash in Singapore and reliability problems in Malaysia and Japan, prompting the Italian broadcaster Canale 5 to deliver a huge, satirical Tapiro d’Oro (Golden Tapir) award to Maranello this week.
The programme presenter awarded the prize to current team principal of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team Maurizio Arrivabene for the team’s “repeated disasters”. When asked to comment on the current situation, the Ferrari team boss responded: “Things happened, they were not pleasant, but we never give up. To win against Mercedes – and this year we have already beaten them – you just have to push even more. We are not inferior to them. Our car has proved to be very, very good.” – Maurizio Arrivabene explained, as reported by the Italian media on Thursday.
Next up on the calendar is the 2017 United States Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on 22 October 2017 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, United States as the seventeenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship. The event is scheduled to mark the forty-seventh running of the United States Grand Prix, and the thirty-ninth time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.