Former F1 workforce boss Giancarlo Minardi says Ferrari should make extra of an effort to advertise its junior drivers following Haas’ assertion that it plans to retain each of its present drivers for the 2018 F1 season.
Haas is having fun with a profitable sophomore marketing campaign in F1 having already amassed as many factors in the course of the first half of the 2017 season because it did throughout its inaugural 2016 season, main workforce proprietor Gene Haas to state it’s prone to hold Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for 2018.
Nonetheless, this comes on the potential expense of Ferrari’s junior growth drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Charles Leclerc, each of whom have ties to Haas as its check and reserve drivers and have impressed within the junior classes.
With Haas set to be the one Ferrari buyer workforce in 2018 as Sauber switches to Honda energy, it leaves Ferrari with scant choices of the place to doubtlessly place each drivers.
It’s a state of affairs Minardi – whose eponymous workforce competed in F1 between 1985 and 2005 – regards as a ‘defeat for the system’ whereby gifted drivers introduced underneath the wing of a workforce aren’t receiving any potential assurances of F1 promotion.
“If this [re-signing Grosjean and Magnussen] is the case it could be a defeat for Ferrari,” Minardi wrote on his private web site. “I’m nonetheless assured that it’s a resolution made solely to maintain peace inside a workforce that’s doing very nicely, whose sole goal is gaining simply as many factors within the second half of the season
“Whether it is in any other case it could be a defeat for the entire Ferrari system that’s directed at younger drivers and Italian motor sport,” he continued in reference to Giovinazzi, who – after ending runner-up in GP2 in 2016 – turned the primary Italian to begin an F1 race since 2011 earlier this season with Sauber instead of the injured Pascal Wehrlein.
“Unhappy, disheartened and disillusioned. With the materialisation of this situation it could be apparent the Ferrari drivers don’t take pleasure in any safety. Ferrari would don’t have any extra decision-making powers with regard to its purchasers. I refuse to think about such a situation.”
Haas hasn’t formally confirmed it’s going to retain its drivers for 2018, although Magnussen did signal with the American workforce on a two-year contract and is such set to stay regardless. Grosjean has been linked with Ferrari if a emptiness turn into obtainable.