Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admitted that his team still makes mistakes in race management and strategies which have cost them the championship. The Italian, however, believes that the Scuderia has significantly improved in terms of development and performance compared to last season.
Asked if CEO John Elkann’s comments about winning a championship in four years provided a constricted time period, Binotto clarified:
The Ferrari team chief clarified his boss Elkann’s statements saying that they intended to win the championship before 2026. Acknowledging that there were improvements to be made, Binotto believes the team has made a huge leap in terms of performance and development, especially since the 2021 season. Understanding the damage done by reliability issues, the Italian also acknowledged the mistakes made with strategy and overall race management.
Commenting on their performance, Binotto spoke at the 2022 F1 Italian GP press conference, saying:
After having designed a quick car and a powerful engine, Mattia Binotto expressed confidence in Ferrari and its ability to develop their package technically. Assuring that there will be an improvement in both development and performance, the Ferrari team principal asserted the importance of ending the 2022 F1 season on a high.
Analyzing the team’s overall performance, Binotto said:
Outlining their overall target as the season ends, the Ferrari team chief said:
The Prancing Horse has not only developed a better car than its 2021 version, it is definitely on a more solid footing in terms of design compared to its rivals Mercedes. While the championship lead in the drivers’ standings seems to be slipping away, the first and second spots in the constructors’ standings are still up for grabs. Despite the undulated season, a second-place finish in the constructors’ championship will be an improvement from the third place they secured last year.
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