Ferrari eye win at Spa, but warn ‘nothing is a given’

Date published: August 27 2019

Mattia Binotto eyeing Ferrari win at Spa, but knows it won't be easy.

Ferrari believe the nature of the Spa and Monza tracks means they should be in the mix for wins, but team boss Mattia Binotto warns that they can’t count their chickens before they hatch.

Twelve races into the 2019 season and Ferrari are still awaiting their first win of the campaign as Mercedes (10) and Red Bull (two) are the only two teams to have tasted success.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were well of the pace of the front-runners in the final race before the summer break at the Hungaroring.

Up next is the Belgian Grand Prix followed by the Italian GP and Ferrari expect to do better as they have traditionally performed well at those tracks, but Binotto is refusing to get ahead of himself.

“I think [Spa and Monza] are more power sensitive, so we should certainly be more [successful] there, but there is nothing that is given,” he told the official Formula 1 website.

“I think our competitors are all very strong and we try to challenge ourselves.

He added: “I think the situation will be different to Budapest and we will try to prepare ourselves the best to seek the first victory.”

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