It was a terrible day for Ferrari after a double DNF when they had a strong chance to challenge for victory in Baku. The Scuderia also saw how two other Ferrari-powered cars could not finish the race.
When asked by Sky Sports about how concerning were these DNFs for the Ferrari engines Mattia Binotto told Sky Sports after the race, “Certainly it´s a concern. I think we even said it before coming here. Reliability is always a factor which is a key factor in the battle as the performance. I think as a team we pushed certainly a lot through the winter last year to develop the car. We proved that we are not yet fully reliable. There is still some work to be done.
“The team will stay focus working hard trying to address those issues to make us simply stronger for the future."
When asked about the work Ferrari is planning to do on the engines, Binotto explained, “I think at first we need to understand and analyse what happened today. Not all the issues are the same so maybe some of these are a very quick fix. I don´t know yet. Honestly, I think we´ll need to take some time to analyse, to understand, maybe some are one of the same of the past events let me say, maybe not. So, I´m not the answer yet.”
Asked if what happened in Baku was similar to what happened in Barcelona and if he believed these events were not connected and unrelated, the Ferrari team boss explained: “I think certainly those ones are unrelated and if you look at the one of Carlos hydraulic issues certainly is what not the one of Barcelona and maybe it´s a very quick fix so. But as first I think as usual keep pushing, we need to analyse and then try to understand how and what can be done.”
Asked about the costumer´s retirements he said “We need to analyse those ones. I think maybe the one of Zhou is maybe not related to our supplied components but again something to look at. Overall, whatever is happening there it´s always useful the reason why as first we are supplying customer teams it´s not for a business, it´s not really, it´s not great from the economics.
"It´s more to our technical feedback so whatever it´s happening is certainly useful and we´ll take our time to analyse those components as much as we´re doing for the one which are fitted on the red cars.”