Ferrari has had to do without a win for two years, a total of 37 Grands Prix. On September 22, 2019, Sebastian Vettel in Singapore delivered the last win for the Italian team that had gone so long without a win just once before.
Between 1990 and 1994 Ferrari was dry no fewer than 59 races. In Ferrari’s long history, it was only a few seasons that no Grand Prix victory was achieved. In recent history, this was only the case in 2014 and 2016. This season Ferrari has been on the podium three times with a second place finish from Carlos Sainz in Monaco as the best result.
Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger thinks the negative record of 59 races could be broken. on Speedweek.com explains the Austrian why he is convinced of this. “I think Ferrari has fallen back into wishful thinking that they want to bring in the championship with Italians. I can’t understand that, because success comes to Italy anyway because Ferrari is an Italian team. For a successful team you have to bring in the best people and you have to do it worldwide.”
Schumacher time was unbelievable
To back up his opinion, Berger refers to the Schumacher era at Ferrari. Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996 and won the world title five times from 2000 to 2004. “That time was incredible. But there was also a good team with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Michael Schumacher.”
Berger is positive about the future of the Italian team. “In my time, we also went through lean periods. You can only get ahead by working hard over the years.” Ferrari is currently fourth in the world championship.