“We are still the outsiders, not the favorites” – Binotto disappointed even after Ferrari caused a stir during testing »FirstSportz

Chief Engineer and Engineer Mattia Binotto of Scuderia Ferrari
Chief Engineer and Engineer Mattia Binotto of Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari’s F1-75 The Challenger has received a lot of positive reception from fans around the world after its launch and also appeared to be a smooth and stable car during pre-season testing in Barcelona with the race Monegasque Ferrari Charles Leclerc reached the fastest speed on Day Two of the test.

Leclerc .’s Spanish teammate Carlos Sainz seems to have had a pretty smooth time with the F1-75 during testing, which is keeping Ferrari fans around the world hopeful about the Italy-based team returning to victory later. a really long time. Ferrari finished third in the constructors’ championship for the 2021 Formula One season.

When asked about gaining an advantage in aeronautical testing rules by AutosportFerrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto deny any advantage they claim to have over other teams on the grid. “If you look at the amount, it’s a few sessions over the course of the year, it could be a tenth per round if you’re very good. And I think it’s the amount, and it’s all about how you manage your priorities, how good you are and how effective you are in your activities,” added the principal and engineer of the Swiss-born team to Ferrari.

“If I look at Mercedes and Red Bull, how strong they were last year, without a doubt they are very, very strong teams. And I think the regulations are put in place to help those who are less productive. Overall, I think as Ferrari it’s important for us to try to focus our priorities on the 2022 car. We’ve always said it’s a good opportunity.”

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto gives his views from pre-season testing at Barcelona

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc on Day Two of Tests
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc on Day Two of Tests

In spite of Ferrari had a pretty good run during testing in Barcelona, ​​Binotto still added that there is much to learn about their F1-75 challenger. “Those were very early days,” he mentioned checking his F1-75. “It’s always great to have some running consistency because it’s time to learn a new car. And when you do a lot of rounds, you are definitely collecting data.”

“Now that we’re on the right track, we’re trying to get to know the car. How we benefit from that, I think only the coming months will tell us, not the next day. Before we see the potential, the full potential of these cars, I think it could take at least four to five races, because there’s so much to learn, adapt and tackle. Even the first race will be a completely different situation in Bahrain, the heat, a completely different type of track,” added Binotto.

Talking about the speed and design of the car, Binotto said, “Honestly, I think we are not the strongest team. We are still outsiders, not favorites. Overall, in terms of speed, I think it’s still very early to judge. What I can see is that we are all very close, which is one of the goals of the new regulations. I think it’s impressive to see us being so close, right from the start. And if you look at the cars, they are very different, which I think no one expected, a lot of difference between design and shape. But then again, when you look at the lap times, yes, there’s definitely a difference, but it’s not as big as the design difference. “

Binotto then shared a heartwarming moment about how his team is still as united after facing many hardships over the past few years and he is especially proud of his team still working hard and make changes to achieve their vision as a racing team.

Also read: “All we can do is wait and see,” Mattia Binotto on whether the Russian GP will go through.

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Subhankar Mondal

Subhankar Mondal is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Subhankar Mondal joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: subhankarmondal@24ssports.com.

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