After the Belgian GP has been called off due to rainy conditions, Mattia Binotto admitted that he would have liked the race to start to see how Ferrari could perform after a difficult first half of the weekend.
Ferrari struggled during a wet qualifying in Belgium and Binotto hoped that things could change in mixed, tricky conditions on Sunday. Therefore, he believes it is a shame that the race never started.
“Our weekend had not gone particularly well, but it’s a shame that we never got to see how things might have gone in a race where anything could have happened.”
Moreover, Binotto said that the team needs to focus on the next race, which is Zandvoort.
“Now we must concentrate on the next race in Zandvoort, a historic circuit which makes its return to the championship calendar after a very long absence.”
To conclude, as many other drivers and team principals did, Binotto thanked the fans for being patient. Plus, despite admitting he would have liked the race to resume, Binotto said that deciding not to run the Grand Prix was the correct call.
“I’d like to thank all the spectators who stayed to the very end at the track, hoping to see what should have been an uncertain and spectacular race,” Binotto added.
“The Race Director did everything he could to try and get the Grand Prix underway, but conditions were never good enough to do so without jeopardizing the safety of the drivers and those working trackside.
“The final result was thus determined from the starting grid positions, which means we come away with two points finishes.”