I-Ferrari ibuyile esicongweni se-Formula 1

Dylan Bettencourt

I-Ferrari ingenye yemikhiqizo eyaziwa kakhulu futhi ebonakalayo emdlalweni we-Formula 1, uma kungenjalo emhlabeni wonke wezemidlalo, kodwa iqembu lase-Italy alikaze liwine kulo mqhudelwano kusukela ngo-2008.

Kodwa-ke, iminyaka engu-14 yokulinda kwabo omunye umqhudelwano kungase kuphele kulo nyaka ngemuva kokuthi benze into ecokeme kwi-Grand Prix yokuqala yesizini ka-2022.

I-Ferrari iqede isizini ingawini kusukela emijahweni engu-45 ukuze iphumelele ukuwina okukodwa kokubili kwi-Bahrain Grand Prix ngeSonto ebusuku.

UCharles Leclerc unikeze iqembu lakhe ukuwina kwabo kokuqala kwe-Grand Prix kusukela e-Singapore ngo-2019 lapho nabo ababa ngabokuqala kanye nabesibili.

Njengokulindelekile, abaningi bebengalindela ukuthi i-Mercedes ne-Red Bull baphinde bahlabane ngezindondo eziphezulu kwi-Formula 1 kodwa i-Ferrari ehlaba umxhwele ngokusobala yenze okuncomekayo nakuba kuwumjaho owodwa.

“Mama Mia!” kusho umnqobi womjaho uLeclerc ngenkathi eqa umugqa ngesivinini esisheshayo, enikeza yena neqembu lakhe iphuzu elengeziwe.

I-Ferrari ithwale kanzima kusukela ezinsukwini zompetha uMichael Schumacher, kubukeka sengathi ekugcineni isithole indlela efanele futhi engaphinde ahole kwezemidlalo.

“I-Ferrari ibuyile futhi ibuye ngendlela efanele. Iqembu bekumele libe lapha eminyakeni emibili edlule. Umsebenzi onzima uthela izithelo futhi sikhona,” kusho umshayeli we-Ferrari uCarlos Sainz.

Nakuba abama-Ferrari bebebukeka benza okuncomekayo ngempelasonto yonke yomjaho, baphume endaweni yesibili ngemuva kokuhlulwa i-Red Bull.

Bobabili uMax Verstappen noSergio Perez babe nezinkinga ngesistimu yebhethri ezimotweni zabo, okubangele ukuthi zombili izimoto ziphelelwe amandla futhi ekugcineni zicime futhi bobabili abashayeli bathathe umhlalaphansi emjahweni.

Lesi sigameko sinikeze uLewis Hamilton indawo yokugcina esiteji eqenjini le-Mercedes elibukeka lilihle kodwa umshayeli waseBrithani akakwazanga ukuyeka ukwabelana ngentokozo yakhe ngokubona i-Ferrari ibuyela phezulu.

“Ngijabule kakhulu ukubabona benza kahle futhi. Bayiqembu elinomlando, elidumile. Kuyajabulisa ukubona uCarlos noCharles phezulu,” kusho uHamilton.

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