Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari have been sent a brutal reality check by ex-F1 star Jarno Trulli, who believes the seven-time champion’s arrival won’t suddenly mean the Scuderia are able to compete with Red Bull.
“Lewis is fulfilling his boyhood dream, but the switch alone is not enough: the Red Bulls are currently unbeatable,” the former F1 driver said. “The news hit like a bomb: a seven-time world champion going to the most important and prestigious team. But it’s not like it changes things.
“You can field as many champions as you want, but if the car and the team cannot compete, the result with Hamilton will not change much compared to the results of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Sure, you have a champion who is still one of the best drivers on the market, with a lot of experience, even if he is getting on in age. But that does not give you a guarantee to win.
“The priority is to win titles, not to have a seven-time world champion in the house. Frankly, I think Hamilton is going to benefit more from this than Ferrari.”