Mattia Binotto is happy with Scuderia Ferrari’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix and the team overall in 2021.
The last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix brought a lot of positives for Ferrari – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished 4th and 7th respectively, reducing the gap to McLaren to 5 points in the Constructors’ Championship. More than that, the car’s performance left the Prancing Horses satisifed. The team principal Mattia Binotto made a debrief of the race weekend.
“We achieved what was our objective, which was gaining points for the constructors, try to finish as high as possible and I think fourth and seventh has been a good result. As well, we know that Barcelona is a difficult circuit and normally if you are doing well there you may do well on many circuits,” Binotto said.
The Italian also admitted that the car’s speed had met their expectations in Barcelona: “Overall the car performed as expected not only [in] quali, I think we had a good pace relative to the quali and I think as well that both drivers did a good weekend.”
In the end, Binotto shared the thought that it was one of Ferrari’s strongest weekends so far in 2021, following the Emilia Romagna GP.
“I think Bahrain was very specific because of the overheating of the rears and I think that in Portimao we made some mistakes in terms of tire management. But I think that here at least we were focussed on that aspect and we managed it well. And I think that finally it’s good to see that in the race we have the pace we had in the quali.”
“In Imola it has been the case as well.”