Mattia binotto, team manager Ferrari de F1, affirmed that the resources of the Italian team have been focused on developing the monoposto for the 2022 World Championship of the category, something that forced not to prioritize this year's vehicle.
“We never really developed the current car. We present some developments at the beginning of the season and nothing more. All our efforts are concentrated from the beginning on the car for 2022 ", explained the Ferrari director just two dates from the end of the 2021 contest.
Ferrari, which finished sixth in the 2020 Constructors' Cup, ranks third in the current season, behind only Red Bull and at Mercedes.
“We already knew at the beginning of the season that we would fight for third place. We knew we could be very close, but our main goal for 2021 was not third place. We wanted to try to function as a team in everything, improve the details, and third place was just the result ”, He explained.
Consequently, he expanded, the current location of the Constructors' tournament is the result of "the team, the way in which they work every weekend and the improvement that has occurred since the beginning of the season, and not only of the car," he clarified. .
Binotto also spoke about the introduction of the new regulation in the top flight of world motorsport. "We never make commitments on this issue", Binotto clarified in a report he gave to the motorsport-total.com website. “It never crossed our minds to try at some point to penalize the 2022 season in favor of the 2021 World Cup”, stressed.