Ferrari risked missing Brazil GP as equipment held up

Ferrari will be looking to finish the season strongly after struggling to compete in the previous two rounds.

Brazil is currently a country of conflict, with the most recent presidential election leading to almost 400 blockades being formed in protest.

Jair Bolsonaro, the current president, has reportedly been beaten by left-wing candidate Lulu, much to the discontent to many Brazilians who disagree with his policies.

The race is still set to go ahead with the FIA and Formula 1 having closely monitored the situation to ensure the safety of teams and fans planning to visit Interlagos for the race weekend.

Ferrari’s convoy of equipment had been held up by the blockades, putting into question whether everything would reach the circuit in time, however it has now been confirmed that everything has arrived on time, managing to escape the chaotic scenes in Brazil.

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“Yes, the convoy stopped shortly after leaving Viracopos (airport), but it was quickly resolved by the military police,” confirmed the CBA.

“The equipment arrived at the scheduled time in Interlagos.”

Formula 1 will have been watching closely to make a decision on the race, with heavily criticism coming their way after the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix was allowed to go ahead this year despite nearby missile strikes.

Ferrari will be grateful that the hold up was resolved swiftly, with the Scuderia currently under the microscope for their poor performances in recent race weekends, being comprehensively beaten by not only Red Bull, but also by Mercedes.

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Team Principal Mattia Binotto has said that he is not concerned by the recent dip in form, claiming that his team have fully focused on next year’s car, while Mercedes have continued to aggressively push on in 2022 in search of their first win, hence the resurgence of the Silver Arrows.

The Scuderia do still have something to fight for however, with Sergio Perez now five points ahead of Charles Leclerc in the drivers’ championship following his podium finish at his home grand prix, despite it previously looking set that the Monegasque driver would face little competition for second place in the championship.

The team also need to be wary of Mercedes, who are only 40 points behind them in the constructor’s championship, meaning a couple of DNF’s in the final two races could easily see them overtaken, which would be a disaster considering how poor Mercedes have been this season compared to Ferrari.