It is often said in the world of Formula 1 that you have to win a Ferrari or beat a Ferrari for us to remember it for a long time. Mika Hakkinen, the world champion in 1998 and 1999, chose the second track. The Finn was the great opponent of Michael Schumacher and the wild horse between the end of the last century and the beginning of this century, giving life to unforgettable duels with the Kaiser, which are always distinguished by great respect and deep mutual appreciation. The rivalry between them can be compared to some extent with the rivalry that solidifies – race after race – between them Max Verstappen e Charles LeclercThey are also ready to decisively challenge each other on the track without causing their off-circles relationship to deteriorate.
From his highest experience as a competitor to the redhead, Hakkinen tried to analyze A special moment for Maranello, the protagonist of the season of Rebirth but also forced into a bitter chew in a head-to-head confrontation with Red Bull. If the Italian team’s step forward is enormous compared to the recent past, in fact, there is still a sense of opportunity to bring drivers and world title makers back to the fore after three decades. In his column published on the site Unibet, Hakkinen noted Extra pressure The feeling of having to defend the insignia of the most successful team in circus history.
“Ferrari has always had a lot of pressure and that’s just something they have – Finnish explanation – Naturally, at McLaren we also felt pressure to compete to win, to do our best, not to be complacent if we didn’t win. But Ferrari always had extra pressure for being somewhat of a national teamIt is precisely from this perspective that the former McLaren driver has foundSpeech by Ferrari President John ElkannOn the Gazzetta dello sport. In fact, according to Hekkinen, Maranello’s number one words, while reassuring, have added more stress to the environment.
“There is always a feeling of extra pressure – Caesar Shumi’s former rival explained – This cannot be easy for the management or the drivers. They have to keep working hard, pushing everyone together and making sure they don’t blame each other when things go wrong. It’s exciting to see the Ferrari chief’s comments, especially in public, because This increases pressure on the team. I think this season has been tough because they started with a fast car – Hakkinen concluded – Winning races and confidence, but Red Bull worked more efficiently, made few mistakes and improved the car“.