Method 1: Mattia Binotto says Ferrari ‘merely have to do higher’ than disastrous 2020 season
Ferrari mustered a mere 131 factors in comparison with over 500 in 2019, and got here in an embarrassing sixth within the constructors desk.
Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto conceded on Thursday that nevertheless the upcoming Method One season pans out, “we all know that we want by some means to do higher in 2021” after final yr’s disastrous marketing campaign.
Binotto was talking on the staff’s digital launch on Friday forward of the revealing of their new automobile subsequent month.
With Carlos Sainz changing Sebastian Vettel alongside Charles Leclerc, Binotto and all of the Scuderia’s legion of followers are anticipating a marked upturn within the staff’s fortunes.
“Actually final yr was an enormous, huge disappointment,” Binotto mentioned of Ferrari’s worst season since 1980, after they mustered a mere 131 factors in comparison with over 500 in 2019, and got here in an embarrassing sixth within the constructors desk.
“We all know that we can’t repeat such a foul consequence,” mentioned the person whose job it’s to guide the well-known F1 identify out of the doldrums.
“That’s what I am anticipating,” he added, “so I believe it is actually a matter of mentality: staff mentality, drivers’ mentality, and as Group Principal, little question I am absolutely conscious of the accountability I’ve acquired, being a part of such a staff.
“I really feel… not stress, however I really feel the accountability, as properly the satisfaction, and I do know that, as I mentioned, initially we merely have to do higher, and that is a part of my first accountability.”
Ferrari’s hopes to show the nook relaxation largely on the SF21 automobile, which might be fitted with a model new energy unit and is because of be unveiled on March 10, two days earlier than pre-season testing on the Bahrain Worldwide circuit forward of the opening grand prix within the Gulf kingdom on March 28.
However Binotto was cautious to not increase expectations, with Ferrari’s final win coming again in Singapore in 2019.
“What I believe will (result in our restoration) is our will to win,” he mentioned.
“I am not saying that we’ll win –- I believe that we should be life like.
“There are vehicles (champions Mercedes as an example) which were very, very sturdy final yr, and with the automobile (growth) being partially frozen, they are going to be actually very sturdy once more in 2021.”
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