Lewis Hamilton has broken several records with Mercedes. Recently, he toppled the number of Grand Prix wins held by Michael Schumacher. The driver has undoubtedly been enjoying his time at the German camp every weekend. However, is he willing to continue his career at Silver Arrows?
Earlier, Sky Sports got hold of Ferrari principal, Mattia Binotto, for an interview. The Italian doesn’t give out many interviews, and it naturally makes fans very curious to hear what he has to say on the few occasions that he does. Moreover, given the current state of affairs at Ferrari, fans are eager to know when the Prancing Horse will dance again.
When asked about Lewis Hamilton’s future, Binotto could only manage a rather unsatisfying answer. Binotto said, “He [Lewis Hamilton] is a great champion who deserves every victory, but I am tied to Schumi’s records. He came here [Maranello] to buy the cars, because they are beautiful …”
Any fan of the sport would say that Lewis Hamilton himself would deny an offer from Ferrari this year. Even Sebastian Vettel would be breathe a sigh of relief, having jumped ship to Racing Point. While the Briton might be confused about his Silver Arrows contract, he will not take a desperate decision due to pressure.
Mattia Binotto joined the Ferrari team when their glory years were just beginning. Amidst Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, the then engineer learnt a lot. However, he has been constantly failing at implementing those learnings. The Red Italians are bleeding off the track every weekend, robbing the crew of a peaceful night’s sleep.
Binotto compared this lull in Ferrari’s career to the dormant period from 1990 to 1994. He had several reasons as to why the team has been underperforming. It remains to be seen how many of these will appease the angered fans.
“There are many winless seasons, from 1990 to 1994 for example. This is a difficult and particular season, both for the difficulties we have and for the particular context of Covid. We have not been able to develop and modify, there is a 2022 that arrives and we have to put a lot of energy into it,” said Binotto.
Mattia Binotto has promised a lot for the 2022 season. He remarked that the team was already putting in a lot of effort for the season. Along with the presence of their torch bearer Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz joining them for the 2021 season, the team may see redemption. However, they are in deep waters presently.
With the car facing several power issues and weight on the rear end, the crew has work to do. However, how much the tokens and finance bar of the FIA allows will interest many fans of the sport.