Sauber boss Vasseur in discussion as his successor
Will the boss of Ferrari Binotto be fired after Schumacher?
Alfa-Sauber doesn’t have to do any big calculations in Abu Dhabi, one point is enough to finish sixth in the World Championship standings. Meanwhile, Schumacher and Binotto are on the brink of the end.
Alfa-Sauber needs a single point in Abu-Dhabi to secure sixth place.
Roger BenoitFormula 1 expert
The Alfa-Sauber team travels to the final in Abu Dhabi with a lead of 55:50. And in the fight for 6th place, you don’t have to carry a large logarithmic ruler with you. The magic number this time is seven. Rivals Aston Martin-Mercedes with retired Vettel (after 299 races) and team owner son Stroll must not finish 7th, 8th and 9th. If Hinwil remains without points.
Because if the points are equal, the better result will decide in 2022. And Bottas in Imola – fifth! Of course, it would be best if Alfa-Sauber scored points on their own again, as they did in the last two races. Then the task for the “greens” is practically unsolvable.
At the pit stop: Here Alfa-Sauber man Mick Schumacher runs in front of the car(00:34)
Yes, without the safety car phase at the end in Brazil, Alfa-Sauber could be celebrating. Sporting director Beat Zehnder from the start of the 1993 World Championship: “Bottas was in 5th place and against Leclerc we would have lost one position.” So 8 points for sixth place and subsequently 2 points for ninth place.
Reasons for Schumi’s failure
The recall of Mick Schumacher (23) in Haas-Ferrari will be official on Thursday. The American team chose his compatriot Nico Hulkenberg (35). A man with 180 races of experience, even if he never got on the podium.
Mick failed (and went to Mercedes as the third man) not only for sporting reasons and accidents worth millions. Haas had had enough of the constant controversy in the German media. Above all, Sky reporters and uncle Ralf Schumacher regularly bash team boss Steiner (“he’s a self-promoter who wants to be alone in the spotlight”) and the team. No longer.
And according to French reports, the long-controversial head of the Ferrari team Mattio Binotto (53) should also be over after the World Cup final. “Auto hebdo” has already introduced two successors: Andreas Seidl (McLaren) and Fred Vasseur (Alfa-Sauber).
Ferrari president John Elkann blames Binotto for many bankruptcies, bad luck and failure in 2022 with a lack of authority.
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