This is not the Ferrari season, it seems that everything is going from bad to worse for the italian outfit. During the free practice sessions, it was already clear that Ferrari was not there and it was confirmed in qualifying. Neither Vettel nor Leclerc managed to set a time fast enough to advance to Q3 and tomorrow they will start 13th and 14th.
Obviously in the team they are not happy and Binotto has confirmed it "Difficult situation, we are not happy. Nobody is, neither us nor the fans. We have to understand what's happening and look forward." Binotto told Sky Sports. The team principal recognizes the obvious "We had difficulties in free practice, the drivers didn't feel good with the car. Weekend uphill." Binotto says he doesn't know what happened "There is something that escapes our understanding this weekend, I hope the engineers understand it."
There is a threat of rain for the race and the team has prepared the car for this hypothetical situation and Binotto believes that it may be part of the problem “This car is the same as in the last races, the problem is limited to this weekend . We made a higher load choice also thinking about a possible wet race for tomorrow. The disappointment is important, but we must understand what happened. " The drivers have not felt comfortable in the car throughout the weekend, and proof of this is that they qualified in a similar position. "The drivers were not confident, the situation on Friday compromised qualifying."
Binotto defends that they are preparing the project for the future, that they have their sights set on 2021 and 2022. But speaking of the future, the next races in Italy will not be too kind to the situation the team is experiencing. “We need patience, we are building for the future and focusing on 2021 and 2022, trying to get it right this season. We want to do well, especially in Italy. "
Ferrari hope that tomorrow the situation will improve and they can score points and be in the fight. “The race is tomorrow. The drivers gain confidence by doing laps, in the race we usually do better than in qualifying. I believe that tomorrow we can fight whoever is in front of us, we can beat them. The race is yet to be written ”.