Ferrari team boss laments advantage for Aston Martin
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto is under a lot of pressure. Is he already looking for excuses for a possible further defeat in 2021?
After the resignation of Ferrari President Louis Camilleri around the GP in Sakhir, team boss Mattia Binotto is also under observation. Ferrari insider Leo Turrini already revealed in his Italian blog: Binotto still has the support of CEO John Elkann – but there are also high-ranking skeptics when it comes to the skills of the team boss.
Ferrari boss Binotto is aiming for third place in the world championship
Will Aston Martin drive away Ferrari in 2021?
Binotto is now aiming for third place in the World Championship, says: “This team has been able to finish second in the last five years – except for one third. So I think third place isn’t entirely impossible. And I think that should at least be our minimum goal for the next season. “
To explain: For 2021, development in the area of the chassis is limited. Overall, the teams are only allowed to issue two so-called tokens.
Binotto sees a disadvantage compared to Aston Martin
Binotto: “These teams will therefore have a competitive advantage over us and other teams in terms of development, which we must be fully aware of.”
The Ferrari capo also has McLaren in their sights: “Other teams will change engine manufacturers and maybe have an upgrade in terms of engine performance, which we have to be aware of.” Even more: McLaren is allowed to switch to the Mercedes drive Carry out modifications in the area of the engine that are otherwise prohibited.
Also means: The battle between McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari will come to a head. Binotto’s chair is getting hotter and hotter. “The competition will be very strong again next year. But like I said, I think we have a strong team here in Maranello and I trust them completely that we can do a better job than we did today. “