Briatore takes a dig at Hamilton: If the automotive is uncompetitive, he does little on his aspect

Lewis Hamilton‘s more-than-discreet begin to the season together with his Mercedes is drawing criticism from various quarters. To this point, he has completed seventh and ninth within the two Grands Prix, leaving him ninth within the F1 World Drivers’ Championship standings, simply eight factors behind Max Verstappen by 43 factors.

David Coulthard has already hit out at his compatriot with one other argument that might be repeated loads throughout this 2024 that appears set to be a very long time coming for the seven-time champion: his transfer to the ‘Scuderia’ for 2025. “He already has his thoughts set on Ferrari,” the Scotsman stated.

Now it’s Flavio Briatore who shouldn’t be biting his tongue concerning the Englishman. “If Hamilton have been at Ferrari right this moment, he would do the identical issues as Leclerc, who’s a quick driver. The Monegasque is underrated. Hamilton will discover it exhausting to be in entrance of him. Drivers like Hamilton, if the automotive shouldn’t be aggressive, do little on their aspect,” he proclaimed on Rai1.

Pink Bull’s superiority

The Italian chief is now an F1 ambassador and analysed the beginning of this season. “This 12 months, Pink Bull is much more aggressive, far superior to final 12 months, with an enormous hole to the remainder. Verstappen is eight tenths of a second off everybody, he by no means misses. His mixture with Pink Bull is fearsome, as was Senna with the McLaren, Alonso with the Renault or Michael Schumacher with the Ferrari,” he says.

Calls for on Ferrari

The veteran government is extra optimistic than at different occasions concerning the position the ‘Prancing Horse’ crew can play. “Ferrari might be the second power within the World Championship, however it’s not the appropriate place for Ferrari. It should enhance the automotive, with these variations no driver could make the distinction,” he stated.

Reward for Bearman

Briatore was extra emphatic about rookie Oliver Bearman, who changed Carlos Sainz in Saudi Arabia as a result of Spaniard’s appendicitis. “Bearman certainly has one thing. What it’s, we’ll see in time, however he was distinctive. No person knew him and he was superb. Ending the race, being aggressive, leaving others behind, is one thing to congratulate him on,” he stated.

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