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Italian press slams Ferrari after Singapore 'disaster'

  • Published on 19 Sep 2017 13:34
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

The Italian press has lashed out at Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel after a disastrous Singapore grand prix. The Italian team and boss Maurizio Arrivabene blamed Max Verstappen for the first corner crash that wiped out both Ferraris on Sunday.

As a result, Vettel's points deficit to Lewis Hamilton blew out to 28 points. The partisan Italian press knows where to look for blame. "Ferrari did everything wrong," declared La Gazzetta dello Sport. "The red cars destroyed themselves in a way that even the best horror movie director could not imagine."

The front page of Corriere dello Sport declared: "No, Vettel! Not like that! The first 300 metres in Singapore was one of the most catastrophic events for Ferrari in the last decade." Tuttosport added: "A catastrophic accident drowns Maranello's world title hopes. In a few seconds an entire season is destroyed." And La Stampa said: "Hamilton can now walk to the world title." (GMM)

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  • mbmwe36

    Posts: 533

    F**k the Italian press! They've done way more harm than good over the years pertaining to Ferrari's chances of winning.
    Ferrari basically did everything right, and depending how you look at it retired due to a fluke, or Verstappen being overzealous.

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    • Sep 19 2017 - 13:46
  • They are correct unfortunately for Ferrari, what a total and utter disaster, both of their drivers are to blame.............

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    • Sep 19 2017 - 14:24
  • HEINZ

    Posts: 61

    Wins 4 WDCs and then does this.... Rookie mistake! All that hard work at the factory to improve the car and then he goes "all in" at the first corner :(

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    • Sep 19 2017 - 15:12
  • sdk47

    Posts: 1

    Those italians have it right. They are maybe hard but watch the aeral footage again. Verstappen didn't even touch Vettel's car... I don't see where he could've go.

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    • Sep 19 2017 - 16:43
    • xoya

      Posts: 563

      No one is solely to blame for this accident, but with Verstappen, there is always an accident hanging in the air. I have some sense of unease wherever and whenever he is involved in anything. He is too much of a hothead. He is talented, no doubt about it, but he needs to chill out a bit.
      Hard(er) to imagine all this happening had Ricciardo been in his place.

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      • Sep 19 2017 - 17:03
    • Remunj

      Posts: 1

      Xoya: do you have shit in youre eyes? No one solely to blame????? Watch the video footage you morron. Vettel and Kimi (dumb and dumber) totaly crashes in to verstappen. And it's not the first time this year Vettel does a distruction derby race. Or don't you remember that he crashes in to Hamilton's car and after that he bangs his car in to Hamilton's side.
      It's Vettel who's world champion unworty. I hope that German hothead loses the championship.

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      • Sep 19 2017 - 20:22
    • xoya

      Posts: 563

      So you're Max's brother, apparently, or you have a 10% cut off of his pay, judging by the zeal with which you are defending him.
      FIA judged the same regarding this incindent.
      It's a racinfg incident and everythig happened in a split second, you just cannot expect human being to react in that time.

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      • Sep 20 2017 - 10:17
  • Boebie

    Posts: 2

    If you know you play with dynamite, you don't strike a match. And that is what Vettel did. do you really think Max has any respect left for this complainer on the radio, with 7 points penalty already. He digged his own world champions grave. Farewell Vettie.

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    • Sep 19 2017 - 17:31
  • It did look like little Max got scared and moved a little left into Kimi. :) Try wiew it again guy's

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    • Sep 20 2017 - 00:59
  • If you get scared as little Max did - then you need hit the brakes when the big boy's comes by;)

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    • Sep 20 2017 - 01:01
  • There is something about Ferrari self-destructing that I find particularly satisfying. Especially after the horrendous display of arrogance in Italy. Before the actual race of course.

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    • Sep 20 2017 - 01:49

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