F1 boss says 1 of the Mercedes drivers will have title wrapped up ahead of Abu Dhabi
By: GMM on April 8, 2014
When it comes to the loud criticisms of Formula One’;s new “double points” innovation of awarding double points for the season’s ultimate race at Abu Dhabi, Bernie Ecclestone just factors to Mercedes.
The F1 chief executive stated he proposed the further points for the Abu Dhabi season finale to include spice to the tail finish of a championship fight. But even even though he dreamed it up to avert the type of early title conclusion noticed final year with Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, Ecclestone admits double factors will not be sufficient to stop a Mercedes triumph in 2014.
“[Double factors] will not be required this yr because the championship will be over a lot earlier than that,” the 83-year-old advised British broadcaster Sky.
When told he was obviously referring to a Mercedes driver, Ecclestone explained, “Specifically.”
Notwithstanding Mercedes’; dominance, the Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg duel for victory in Bahrain was celebrated as a thrilling triumph for F1.
“Mercedes celebrated in Bahrain following a fantastic show that did not attribute Ferrari,” Italy’;s La Gazzetta dello Sport mentioned.
The daily said the duel was “…reminiscent of Senna and Prost at McLaren, or Mansell and Piquet at Williams, showing that a fight inside of a staff can make us hold our breath so extended as there are not staff orders.”
Corriere dello Sport, a significant Italian daily, stated Bahrain was more proof that Ferrari is in “clear decline, not even realizing the place to start to alter its circumstance.”
Il Messaggero newspaper added, “The ‘new’; F1 performs and is even thrilling.”
Mercedes’; Toto Wolff warned that the in-property rivalry in between Hamilton and Rosberg will turn sour at some point, so “internal discussions” about group orders cannot be ruled out.
Red Bull racing consultant Dr. Helmut Marko advised Servus Television on Monday that he hoped it had gone sour in Bahrain.
“For many laps, we were hoping that one thing (in between Hamilton and Rosberg) happened,” he mentioned.
But team chairman Niki Lauda said, “We are of the viewpoint that the drivers can race at the highest level, and it will keep that way.”
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso mentioned he is worried Ferrari is currently being left behind altogether.
“The championship is going away,” the German news company DPA estimates Alonso as saying. “Hamilton and Rosberg are driving flawlessly and taking benefit of their position. What we have to do is work tougher. In the course of the tests, we will function night and day.”
Alonso will drive on the 2 days of the post-race Bahrain check this week.
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