McLaren arent going to walk away with the Championship without a fight from Ferrari. After a disappointing stint in North America Ferrari has managed to find the pace to win again in France. When race winner Kimi Raikkonen was asked what had improved with the car he simply said, “Everything! You can feel the improvement everywhere, really. In every corner. We are back where we expect to be.”
At the same time, Lewis Hamilton tried to downplay the feerari win by saying, “Both Kimi and Felipe said they made a good step forward at Silverstone, and we made a step forward too, but when you are behind people, as we were here, it is a lot harder to show your true pace. I don’t think they were as quick, as much faster, as it looked today. Traffic and strategy had a lot to do with that, so I still think we can bounce back at the next race, without a doubt.”
Silverstone marks the midpoint of the world championship, and McLaren currently have 114 points, Ferrari 89. So its still possible for a come from behind win for Ferrari in the constructors championship.
As for the driver standing things look a little worse for Ferrari. Ferrari is going to need some divine intervetion to make a comeback here considering how well Mclaren has done this year as far as reliability is concerened. Not that it cant happen but it is going to be a bigger uphill battle.
1 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 64
2 Fernando Alonso Spanish McLaren-Mercedes 50
3 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 47
4 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Ferrari 42
Hopefully Ferrari can carry the momentum forward to the UK next week.