Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said his team will not have a number 1 driver for the 2022 Formula 1 season.
The Maranello-based team finished third in the 2021 season after a difficult comeback from the 2020 season disaster. Its drivers, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished 5th and 7th in the championship respectively.
Speaking about the 2022 season, Binotto said the racing on track will decide who’s the better driver, and not team orders.
“In terms of drivers, as we have often said, I think it is the track that will dictate it,” he said.
“The priority is always the team, but no doubt, if they can compete for an important position in the championship, it will be the track that will tell who’s ahead.
“And sometimes, I think it’s not only about driver talent or driver capacity. A driver can be a lot unfortunate and have damage, reliability issues, or crashes.
“So I don’t think that we need at this stage, and certainly we will not have a policy, of number one or number two. We will simply discuss it based on positions on track whenever it will be time.”