Red Bull & Mercedes Would Want to See Ferrari Compete Again, Claims F1 Boss

Published 01/24/2021, 10:34 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Giuseppe Cacace


Ferrari ended their season scraping the bottom of the midfield, a result we never thought the team would end up with. The Maranello team finished the 2019 season in P2 with 504 points, and this season they finished in a lowly P6 with just 131 points. The sheer difference in points is enough to highlight their sudden downfall.

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2020 witnessed Ferrari’s worst performance since 1980. The team has now been working around the clock to begin the journey of their comeback. Ferrari’s ex-team principal and the new Formula 1 boss, Stefano Domenicali, is convinced there will be no repetition of 2020.

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He said, “I am expecting them to be better than last year for sure. [Because] they had the time to at least work on the engine.”

Domenicali acknowledges Ferrari’s difficult time, but hopes they make a comeback this season.

“And I think even Toto [Wolff] would like to see Ferrari and Christian [Horner] would like to see Ferrari fighting for the championship.”

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The Maranello team have been a successful leader of the sport for a long time. Domenicali understands the important tradition and legacy of Ferrari in Formula 1. The team also plays an important role to help market the sport.

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BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 31: Third placed finisher Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks dejected in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2019 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Will Taylor-Medhurst/Getty Images)

Domenicali is looking forward to Ferrari’s comeback. However, the current Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto, stated that the team’s aim is to get back into the top three. He clarified that a title win this season is unrealistic.

Ferrari has a new drivers’ line up going into 2021. Carlos Sainz will drive alongside Charles Leclerc and hope that these young guns will help the team climb back the championship ladder. The team is keeping their expectation real and trying to improve their car’s performance for the upcoming season.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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