“It is a responsibility for Ferrari to get back to the front,” said team boss Mattia Binotto at his Christmas press conference. “For Ferrari, victory must always be the goal. It’s in our DNA that we have to fight for pole positions and victories. “
The declaration of war by the former Vettel boss: “To repeat the performance from 2021 would be unacceptable. It hurt to see the others partying. We will fight for victories and poles again. ”But the Italian does not want to put too much pressure on right away and therefore warns:“ But the world championship title right away is not an obligation. ”
Binotto wants actions to speak, not just words. “We can’t say if we will be competitive because we don’t have a crystal ball, but our development program has achieved all of the goals we set. To say that we will beat Mercedes and Red Bull would be presumptuous and arrogant, but we will play and fight with them. “
At the moment, nobody knows what the new cars really look like – and whether a team has not found the philosopher’s stone. According to rumors in the paddock, two teams will come up with particularly innovative technology. Is Ferrari one of them?
However, the son of rally legend Carlos Sainz Sr. also admits: “I tried out the new car in the simulator. It will be different to drive, for example not as comfortable in the corners. It will be quick, but difficult. “Anyway: That is better than the other way around …