A powerful run of outcomes for Ferrari in current races is proof the workforce’s develoment programme for the SF1000 is working, says Group Principal Mattia Binotto.
The Scuderia completed final yr as runner-up to Mercedes within the constructors’ championship, however spent the early a part of this season struggling badly with a automobile that had slipped method down the F1 pecking order.
Binotto even publicly introduced the whole concept of the car had to be “revised” because the workforce launched into an bold programme to develop it right into a aggressive package deal – a programme that Binotto says is now paying dividends, particularly on the final race in Turkey the place Sebastian Vettel scored his first podium of the season, with Charles Leclerc one place behind him in fourth.
“It’s essential for Ferrari doing nicely in the meanwhile, we knew we’ve got improved on the automobile, and in case you have a look at the final races, we’ve got improved our positions within the race,” started Binotto, who did not attend the race at Istanbul Park as he was again on the workforce’s Maranello base engaged on plans for subsequent yr’s challenger.
“The automobile has grow to be extra constant, and the automobile has grow to be a bit sooner. It’s nice to have these outcomes, because it’s nice for subsequent yr, and nice wanting forward for the following races,” he mentioned.
In reality, Ferrari scored their largest haul of factors of the yr in Turkey, resulting in strategies they might even overtake the three groups in entrance of them to seize P3 within the constructors’ championship over the course of the ultimate three races of the season.
“When it comes to constructors’ positions, it’s not the top of the championship,” added Binotto. “It’s encouraging. Folks have labored onerous again at dwelling, attempting to grasp the weaknesses of the automobile, and making ready them for subsequent season. These outcomes are encouraging ourselves,” he mentioned.
Ferrari are simply 24 factors behind third-place workforce Racing Level forward of the Bahrain Grand Prix, however additionally they have Renault and McLaren ahead of them as F1 heads into the ultimate triple header of the 2020 season.