“That Whets the Appetite” – Binotto Shares His Excitement With Recent Ferrari F1 Development

Published 07/30/2021, 12:50 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 17, 2021 Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto during practice REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane


Ferrari were just two laps away from winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Charles Leclerc led every single lap except the last two laps when he was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto expressed his thoughts on the race result.

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He also gave his views on Ferrari’s progress in the first half of the season. He also mentioned the points on which the team will focus in the second half of the season.

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Binotto presents the agenda for Ferrari in the second half of the 2021 season

As reported by speedweek, the Ferrari boss mentioned he was really pleased with the progress made by the Italian team. He also stated that the team has a long way to go in the quest for leading the sport again.

“The bottom line is that I’m happy with our performance in England. Our racing speed was real and underscores the progress we have made. We wanted to move forward in 2021, we made it.

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

“It’s also nice to see: We were competitive on a slow track like Monaco and now on a fast track with smooth corners like SilverstoneThat whets the appetite for the second half of the season,” said Binotto.

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Of course, we were disappointed in the end that we didn’t win: Mattia

Binotto revealed the team is disappointed that Leclerc could not bring the car home with the victory at Silverstone. He although praised the Monegasque for his performance in the race.

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“Of course we were disappointed in the end that we didn’t win. When your driver has been leading for so long and you are practically trying to win, then defeat is always sobering.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc celebrates on the podium after finishing second Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

“I would have been happy for the whole team. A victory for Charles would have been a nice reward for the whole team that has worked so hard in the past weeks and months,” said Mattia.

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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 Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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