Binotto downplays talk of ‘disaster’

Michelle Foster


Mattia Binotto is adamant it won’t be a “disaster” if Ferrari discover their SF90’s concept is wrong as it means they are learning and “improving.”

Although the Italian stable set the pace in pre-season testing, Ferrari have yet to win a single grand prix this season.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have been undone by errors, both from the drivers and the team, and a lack of pace through the corners.

When the Scuderia unveiled their 2019 car, the SF90 featured a very different front wing concept to the likes of Mercedes.

This has raised questions about whether the design of Ferrari’s SF90 has missed the mark.

Binotto says if it has, it isn’t a “disaster”.

The team boss told Racer: “I don’t think it is a disaster by the time that you are improving as a team.

“As I often say, we are quite a young team, we are in the learning phase.

“I think in terms of processes and methodologies there is still much to learn, and I am pretty happy that the team is improving.

“If it is a concept design problem, then it depends what it is and then we can address it within the season.”

Ferrari have yet to win a grand prix this season, their best results being three P3s.

As such the Scuderia, while still second in the championship, have 121 points to Mercedes’ 217.

Follow us on Twitter @Planet_F1 and like our Facebook page.