In the recently released season of Drive to Survive, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has reaffirmed his belief that the 2019 Ferrari power unit was legal and did not violate any technical regulations.
After many began to question the power unit in the Ferrari midway through the season, Red Bull asked the FIA to invastigate the legality of the engine. Not long after, the performance of all the Ferrari engine cars went down the drain. Following on from this, the team endured its worst season in almost half a century when it dropped to sixth in the constructors title. The engine seemed to be the problem area for the Scuderia in 2020, with tracks like Monza yielding the worst result, a double DNF.
Despite this, Binotto has said time and again that the engine was legal, even though evidence doesn’t support his claim. He reaffirmed his belief in the new Drive to Survive season yesterday, saying:
“We have never broken the rules. There is a lot of [explicit] and lots of rumors going around. It is a closed subject”
Ferrari looked stronger in pre-season last week, and would surely hope that translates into a good 2021 season.