Flavio Briatore labels Ferrari 'dominant force' in bold prediction for 2022 season

Flavio Briatore has said that Ferrari will be the ‘dominant force’ this season in Formula 1.

The 2022 season is in full swing now with two races under our belts already, and it appears that there has been a little bit of a change to the running order as things stand.

Whilst Red Bull remain one of the quickest teams, carrying on from 2021, Ferrari appear to have replaced Mercedes as their chief rivals.

Of course, Mercedes will be looking to get back to the sharp end in the near future but, as it stands, both the Bulls and the Scuderia look to have the measure of them.

Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will all be feeling as though this season has got a chance of them winning the title in store, then, and Briatore believes it’s actually Ferrari who could come out on top.

He told the Monaco Tribune:

“There was terrific tension at the end of last season with the duel between Hamilton and Verstappen. That’s still fresh in people’s minds.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 29: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks with Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 29, 2019 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“And this season started off even better, with two Ferraris out in front!  I think it’s going to shake up Formula One altogether. Charles Leclerc did a great job, Carlos Sainz did a great job. We’re going to have what I hope will be a great championship, with Ferrari as the dominant force. Even if winning the championship is a whole other story… “

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