“The Adrenaline is High”: Ferrari Eager as F1 Moment of Truth Approaches

Published 03/01/2021, 8:39 AM EST
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – AUGUST 04: Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on August 04, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)


Ferrari is growing to launch their 2021 car on March 10, 2021. They will be the last ones to reveal their livery for the upcoming season. The team boss, Mattia Binotto, explained in an interview with Karun Chandhok, former F1 driver, that the car is ready to get on the track.

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Binotto clarified that the team’s priority this season is to focus on the 2021 car. The team is building from their 2020 campaign, which was the Maranello outfit’s worst season since 1980.

However, the team is also focusing on the 2022 rule changes to help transition into the new era positively. He pointed out that the adrenaline is high at Maranello to figure how this car would work this year around.

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MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and France during final practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

He said, “The 2021 car is ready to be on track. We are simply waiting for the moment; the adrenaline is high. What will be important this season is to understand how the car is correlating to the expectations. That’s a key factor, for overall performance for us and for other teams.”

Ferrari Boss talks about the importance of 2021 in their transition to 2022

The 2022 technical regulations will lead to a complete change in chassis for 2022. Mattia explains that because there’s only a year left before the 2022 regulations come in, they have to make the most of this season to help them start at a better position in the new era.

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“We need to focus on 2022. Not because 2022 is our priority, but because you are starting from white paper. So there is a lot of design and developments that need to be done for 2022, and that leaves very little space for any other activity in 2021,” he explained.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 28: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari is pushed back into the garage during day two of F1 End of Season Testing at Yas Marina Circuit on November 28, 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by James Bearne/Getty Images)

Ferrari was suffering through a power engine castration that significantly affected their 2020 campaign. They finished the season at P6 position with 131 points. They went from being a championship contender to scrapping the bottom of the midfield.

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This season, they have Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, both working towards bringing the championship team back to their original glory. The season will significantly decide how Ferrari will transition to the new era. Do you believe Ferrari will be back to their winning days soon?

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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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