Mercedes are the F1 Team With Most ‘Resources’, Binotto Explains Ferrari’s Failed Challenges

Published 08/31/2021, 6:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021 Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Ferrari have not been able to win the constructors’ title since 2008. They have come close many times since then but have not managed to win the championship. Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes that Mercedes have been the dominant force in the last decade as they had more resources.

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Mercedes have won every single constructor’ and drivers’ title since 2014. They have dominated the sport in the Turbo-hybrid era despite some stern challenges from the Italian team in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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We must acknowledge that Mercedes has done a great job: Mattia Binotto

As reported by Gazzetta. it, Binotto mentioned that the dominance of the German team has left a big gap in the competition. He also stated that it is important to acknowledge the work done by Mercedes in the last 10 years.

MONZA, ITALY: Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by XPB/Pool via Getty Images)

We must acknowledge that Mercedes has done a great job, in preparation and development, thanks also to the resources deployed and to long-term planning,” said Mattia.

“All the others, including us, have accumulated a gap that has been almost impossible to fill.” mentioned the Ferrari team principal on the dominance of Mercedes.

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Ferrari team boss analyzes the team’s title challenges since 2008

The Italian team was able to challenge the mighty Mercedes for the first time in 2017 and got even closer to win in 2018. But they fell back in the 2019 season and were out of contention the following year. Binotto gave his analysis on Ferrari’s failed title challenges in the recent past.

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“In 2017, we interpreted better than all the new regulations. We grew further in 2018, but in 2019 we made perhaps too ambitious a leap. In any case, we took three wins and nine poles, finishing second in the championship. “ Said Binotto.

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto reacts during day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

In 2020 there were some regulatory clarifications on the engines that had a very important impact on us and then, due to the freeze imposed by Covid, we were unable to correct those weaknesses of the car that emerged at its debut.” mentioned the Ferrari team boss.

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The Italian team have regained some lost ground this season as they are fighting for P3 with McLaren. But they would hope to challenge for the title in the 2022 season.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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