Any hope the Tifosi had of seeing this year Ferrari celebrating on the highest step of the podium of a race of F1 was wasted with the analysis he performed Mattia binotto, head of the Scuderia, on the current situation of the Italian team.
Although for the team-manager it is a "storm", the word "crisis" It is the one that best fits in this difficult moment of La Rossa. At Belgian GP their cars could not reach Q3 and in the race the German Sebastian Vettel and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc they seemed to make superhuman efforts to try not to finish last (they finished 13th and 14th, respectively).
With developments frozen to cope with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Binotto does not believe that the Maranello team can recover. “What is happening is that we have a car that has lost power… Last year the engine partially covered the limits of the chassis, but this year it is no longer like that. The limits of the chassis are emerging. The engine is frozen this season, so there is nothing we can do about it. "He said.
In this context, he affirmed that at Ferrari they look to the future. “We are preparing the engine for next season and it is progressing well on the test bench”, explained. Obviously, work is also being done to improve the chassis and for that "We need to understand today's weaknesses and make sure we are fixing them."
Asked about the time that Ferrari could recover from this situation, Binotto threw out a somewhat worrying phrase: “If you look back at all the winning cycles it has always been many years… There are no magic bullets in F.1. Patience and stability are required ”.