Enzo Ferrari would have never thought that his team would have approached its 1000 Grands Prix in this way. Unfortunately, the Maranello-based team is facing a season made of a bunch of hardships and it is collecting only bad results. The disappointment of Tifosi is trying to find someone to blame for this clamorous flop and it seems that Mattia Binotto is perfect for the role.
However, the team principal is fighting tightly to keep his position and to bring back Ferrari where it used to be. There is to say that it’s going to take some time, though. By now, the team is working tirelessly night and day to fill the gap but Binotto can offer only some small updates for the Russian Grand Prix.
“There will be small upgrades, but this will not change the big picture, - Binotto claimed - I think we are at the moment out of pace in the race, and we are somehow wearing too much the tyres. The upgrades will not be the ones that address it. I think on our side we need to review the projects, with the view of 2021. I think it will take some more time to do it.”
Binotto then added some extra information on the car when talking to Corriere della Sera:
“The next single-seater will necessarily be an evolution of this one, because of the limit of the rules. But there are opportunities. The engine will be all new, it has been running on the bench for months, and we are counting on it. Plus, in these days, there is an important aerodynamic change being voted by the World Council, with modifications especially to the rear. It is a possibility to exploit".
At the end of the day Ferrari will need more time to fix all the problems of this single-seater as its concept was made to host a different, super powerful engine that could have made gallop the Prancing Horse.