Ferrari top the Bad Luck Standings

Ferrari Boss Arrivabene believes that the Italian outfit have suffered the most in terms of bad luck this season and is defiant in his belief that they are still in the fight with Mercedes.

Arrivabene has hit the nail on the head. Ferrari have been more unlucky than a one-legged man in a kicking competition. Reliability issues have plagued both Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on several occasions.

The most recent hat-trick of screw-ups relentlessly piled up at Vettel. Austria saw the German endure a five-place grid penalty after a gearbox failure. If that wasn’t enough, his tyre blew up in the race! At least we know where Zaza’s penalty kick for Italy in the euro’s ended up though…

The British grand prix was far from spectacular for Ferrari too. Vettel again had gearbox issues and was slapped with the same penalty. He finished a lowly 9th. Raikkonen had a better day but could only manage 5th. The gap between Ferrari and Red Bull is closing, so Hungary will need to be a weekend free of issues for the Reds.

Arrivabene recently said,

“At this stage of the season if you want to say we give up, it’s not absolutely correct. We need to be focussed. In terms of problems, bad luck, and everything, we are already at the top in terms of points.

“I hope that this kind of points will go down and we’ll start to get better. But saying we give up, not at all.”

– Maurizio Arrivabene

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He also addressed the issue of the recurring gearbox failure. It’s happened three times already, and isn’t exactly acceptable for a team of Ferrari’s caliber to mess up like this. Arrivabene added,

“It’s the third time we’ve had this problem. It’s a concern, it’s something that need to be solved as soon as possible.”

– Maurizio Arrivabene

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