After a 2020 with several troubles, Ferrari gave recovery symptoms in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first date of the World Cup F1. Although Charles Leclerc y Carlos Sainz They were left off the podium (the Monegasque finished 6th and the Spanish 8th), Mattia binotto highlighted the good work of the couple and, incidentally, threw a stick at the German Sebastian Vettel, which had a lousy debut in Aston Martin after passing through the Scuderia.
“The two drivers in the points is a good starting point. Carlos is already working very well with Leclerc and we can finally count on both drivers. Knowing it is also important for us, as it also affects team spirit ”, explained the team-manager.
Beyond the auspicious start, Binotto knows that it will be difficult for Ferrari to fight for the podium against the supremacy of Mercedes y Red Bull. “It will be difficult for us to fight for the podium this year because they are stronger than us. Yes we can aspire to third place among manufacturers and for that we will have to fight with McLaren ”, He added.
Likewise, he stressed that he expects good feedback from the riders to improve in 2021, although all the guns are aimed at next year: “The drivers will give us their feelings to understand the car and where to improve the pit stops and the strategy. This is the objective of this season, where the car is not going to evolve much because we are very focused on 2022. The important thing is that the news is useful and positive ”.