Ferrari President John Elkan said that the Ferrari -Formula-1 team's car was not competitive at the moment, and the team would probably not be able to win again before 2022.
"The truth is: Our car is not competitive. You have already seen this and you will continue to see it," Elkan said in an interview with the newspaper "La Gazzetta dello Sport" published on Tuesday.
Achieved the Ferrari team a bad start in the World Championship this season, which delayed its launch for months due to the pandemic virus Corona emerging (Kovid -19), and lucky only win his driver Charles Leclerc second place in the opening race , which was held in Austria, but none of his drivers did not ascend the podium again.
Britain's Lewis Hamilton, a Mercedes driver, demonstrated his superiority over Leclerc and his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel during the Hungary race, which Hamilton recently crowned.
Elkan, who heads Fiat and is the grandson of Gianni Agnelli, who has chaired Fiat for a long time, said that Ferrari's big fans must be patient.
Elkan added that the fans are suffering as the team suffers, and added: "But we know that she is standing beside us. Therefore we have to be clear and honest: we still have a long way to go."
He added: "Today we are laying the groundwork for a competitive comeback and victory when the rules are changed in 2022. I am sure of that."
The last Coronation of the Ferrari team at the drivers' world championship level was due to Kimi Raikkonen being crowned the title in 2007, and the last coronation at the manufacturer's category, the following year.
Former champions Fernando Alonso and Vettel did not succeed in winning the Ferrari World Championship, the only team that has not missed any season of the championship and will participate in the 1000th race next September at Mugello.
Elkan expressed his full support to Ferrari president Mattia Pinotto, saying that he "knows how to win" through his many years with the team, and he defended the decision not to renew Sebastian Vettel's contract and included Carlos Sainth to replace him.
Elkan said: "We had two exceptional drivers for ten years, with Alonso and Vettel, who had already been crowned world champions. But the start of a new tournament and demanding patience is more difficult with someone who won everything, compared to someone else still has the future ahead."
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