Ferrari is wedged between the present and the future. 2022 is the promised land, with a change of regulations expected for years that in the head of the whole red environment must represent the right opportunity to relaunch at the top of Formula 1. However, there is still one season to be played, which Maranello is facing through thick and thin. After the Austrian GP, which ended for the Prancing Horse with the fifth place of Carlos Sainz and the eighth of Charles Leclerc, Mattia Binotto however, he clarified once again what the team’s priorities are at the moment.
Sainz and Ferrari 2022: “I’ve been testing it since January”
“Our car is that of the first race in Bahrain – reiterated a Sky Sport F1 the number one of the Ferrari pit wall – we are focused on next year. We know our weaknesses, we know that on the straights we are still paying by the opponents. We also pay with McLaren towards their engine. However, we know that we can have a good season – added however Binotto – even against McLaren there were tracks where our performance was superior to theirs. This track was favorable to them and in two GPs we lost a total of three points, which is not a dramatic thing. Our goal is not third place, it is to improve ourselves. There will be leads that are good for us and others that are good for them. We will do the math at the end “.
Binotto: “Silverstone litmus test”
Precisely in reference to the next GPs, Binotto put his hands forward, announcing the suffering for the Cavallino, especially at Silverstone: “Silverstone will be very difficult for us, due to the wear of the front, it is similar to France. It will be difficult, a weekend in defense. In Hungary, on the other hand, we will do better, especially in qualifying. The race, on the other hand, will be complicated due to tire wear. But we have time to prepare”Concluded the Ferrari team principal.