The way Scuderia Ferrari kicked off their 2020 season seems like something straight out of a horror movie. The results in the opening two races were in complete contrast to what they would have hoped for. And it is taking an obvious toll on Mattia Binotto.
The launch of a beastly machine in the SF1000 looked rather promising. However, the car did proffer the result that the team was gunning for.
The Prancing Horses now head towards Hungary for the third race of the season. Assuredly, they are not looking for their past failures to repeat at the Hungaroring.
Let’s see what the man at the helm has to say ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ferrari was able to secure a podium during the Austrian Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc finished 2nd with 18 points. On the other hand, Sebastian Vettel was able to come out with only a sole point in his tally.
The race weekend went from bad to worse at the Styrian Grand Prix. The two Ferrari cars collided in turn 3 leading to their retirement from the race. Ferrari were forced to leave the circuit empty-handed.
Moving forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Mattia Binotto has given some positive insights, consequently bolstering the will of the Tifosi.
In the recent press conference, Binotto said, “Hungary brings the curtain down on the first triple-header of this very compressed season. The Hungaroring is a very different track to Spielberg in Austria, which hosted the first two races.
“It will be interesting therefore to see how the cars behave on a track that requires maximum aerodynamic downforce. Given that overtaking in Hungary, unlike Austria, is usually a rare occurrence, it means that tire management over a single lap and being well prepared for qualifying will be of vital importance.”
Talking about the SF1000, the boss said, “We know that the performance level of our car has not matched our expectations, nor that of our fans, but we are working flat out on every area to improve as quickly as possible.
“Our aim this weekend is simple and straightforward: to score as many points as possible. To do that, we must work perfectly in every area, from the drivers to car preparation to how we operate on track, to reliability.”