History makes it clear. There are lands, nations and people that have been conquered by strategies that were born in the mind of some able strategists more than on the battlefield.
This is the line that opens up the way to the 2020 season of Formula 1. With a strong Mercedes domination holding on since 2014 and not giving even the slightest idea of ending, now the battle is open for the “first of the losers”, as Ayrton Senna used to describe the second place.
Ferrari and Red Bull are the two teams that are fighting for that place. Obviously, we are watching what lies underneath the illusions, the goal for the both of them is- and should be – to win.
Red Bull’s stategist Helmut Marko wants to overcome the Prancing Horse team not only on the racing track but in strategy as well. The Milton Keynes - based team have passed the last part of the 2019 season claiming that Ferrari was cheating, with an engine that had more horsepower than it should have and Max Verstappen had publicly accused Ferrari to be irregular. The FIA and the whole commission have claimed that all of these accusations were false. But it is not over yet. -“We will say it out loud if Ferrari commits some irregularities in 2020 too”- Helmut Marko said recently. It does not seem like a good start of a racing season.
-“Our weak point is politics- answers Ferrari’s boss Mattia Binotto- We are not good enough in polemics. It is a distraction from the focus on the season, mainly, which is racing. It seems to me that this is a mere finger pointing. We have a good engine but we are working on what we can – and have to- improve. We want to win on the track, not in politics”.