Can Ferrari now fight on all tracks? Not yet…

Mark Scott


Mattia Binotto has kept a lid on expectations of Ferrari following somewhat of a resurgence at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc bagged Ferrari’s second pole position in the last three races and came oh so very close to securing both his and Ferrari’s first win.

While Ferrari’s competitiveness was a most welcome sign after a poor showing in France, Binotto thinks some more up-and-down performances are going to come their way this season.

“I think certainly the track characteristic is the main factor,” Binotto said via Motorsport Week about Ferrari’s pace in Austria.

“As I think we have simply foreseen before, to come to Paul Ricard [we knew] it would be a difficult weekend, we knew coming [to Austria] that we may have a better chance.

“But we are aware as well we are improving our car so I think it’s a combination of two factors.

“After Paul Ricard we said the car has improved compared to Barcelona. [In Austria] we had new upgrades on the car that all went in the right direction, the driver confidence [was higher], there are a few things.

“Will we be able to fight and battle on all the tracks? I don’t think yet. There will be tracks where there are more difficult for us. But again, from now until then, we may bring some more development and I think we can only see race by race.”

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