Binotto says Spain uncovered Ferrari weaknesses
Ferrari has had its weaknesses uncovered by the Spanish Grand Prix weekend and may now work to enhance particular areas, in keeping with group principal Mattia Binotto.
A brand new energy unit — launched two races early — and a few aerodynamic upgrades had been delivered to Barcelona, however Ferrari slipped again in comparison with Mercedes and failed to complete on the rostrum as Max Verstappen took third place. With Mercedes securing a fifth consecutive one-two, Binotto was stuffed with reward for the championship leaders however says his personal group’s failings had been highlighted regardless of the up to date automotive.
“Earlier than we decide our efficiency, I need to say compliments to Mercedes who’ve been actually sturdy thus far on this season so advantage to them as they’ve performed very effectively and work very onerous which isn’t a shock,” Binotto mentioned. “On our aspect we are able to work very onerous and really effectively as effectively. The season continues to be lengthy and we’ll by no means quit. That’s our method.
“There’s a lot to be taught from right here. We’re disillusioned in regards to the race and the efficiency through the weekend. Our hope was to ship extra. We introduced some upgrades — aero and engine — right here and we had been anticipating to someway be within the battle, but it surely has not been the case.
“The upgrades labored effectively, power-wise, straight-line velocity we’re ok, however definitely now we have some weaknesses on the automotive that had been highlighted this weekend. It’s as much as us to evaluate and to enhance sooner or later. It may possibly solely make us stronger sooner or later — that’s the ultimate story of the weekend.”
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