In his column on Formula1.com, Brawn wrote, “What looked like a dream move to Ferrari next year isn’t looking too good right now and inevitably, he must be nervous about his prospects next season.”
He also said that he highly rates the young Spaniard and noted that the Belgian GP was a tough weekend for him, as he was unable to start the race due to an exhaust failure.
Watching the race from the Mclaren garage, Carlos Sainz looked visibly concerned after seeing one of the Ferraris drop down the order due to a lack of pace on the straights.
While the Ferrari SF1000’s straight-line speed deficit is the primary reason it’s so uncompetitive, it also lacks the downforce of some of the other cars the Maranello-based team would like to be competing against.
The two other Ferrari-powered teams – Alfa Romeo and Haas – also struggled in the race due to the weakness of the Ferrari power unit.
All six Ferrari-powered cars finished outside of the points – and it’s likely to be a similar story at the upcoming Italian Grand Prix.
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