No need for drastic change at Ferrari, says Binotto

Date published: December 11 2019

Balance issues plagued Ferrari and needs further investigation claims Mattia Binotto.

Ferrari chief, Mattia Binotto, is not looking to make any big changes to the team ahead of the 2020 campaign.

A combination of reliability issues, strategy errors and two drivers clashing helped ensured another trophy-less season for Ferrari.

But, whilst the Scuderia continue to try find the winning formula, Binotto isn’t planning on doing that with any major shake-ups.

“I think each single mistake, if you tackle it from a lesson learned point of view, you can improve yourself,” Binotto told Autosport.

“I think there is nothing that has to be changed in terms of big changes, severely.

“I think it’s a matter of experience.

“We always said we are a young team, especially in the roles, we are on a very steep learning curve.

“So it’s really a matter of making sure that whatever happens this season has been addressed.”

Ferrari failed to win any of the final six races of the season despite starting on pole in three of them.

While other teams suspect technical directives from the FIA relating to the engine halted Ferrari’s progress, Binotto feels a little bit more in the dark into what the exact problem is.

“We should not forget that Mercedes brought an area package in Japan,” Binotto added.

“Red Bull has improved as well.

“In Abu Dhabi, our car has never really suited to the circuit or to the track.

“But certainly in terms of the plan, it seems that we’ve lost some of our performance in the last races.

“Abu Dhabi is very specific but there is much to learn about why we are not competitive in the last sector, or why maybe on new tyres or at the start of the race we could have followed the others, but when the tyre are more worn it’s more difficult for us.

“So I do not have an answer. But I know there is much to analyse and to learn.”

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