“There Is No Magic Wand” – Ferrari F1 Boss Binotto on Situation If They Don’t Win in 2022

Published 08/15/2021, 8:42 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Ferrari are having a resurgent season in 2021 after a disastrous 2020 season. They are currently third in the constructors’ championship tied with rivals McLaren on 163 points. But Team Principal Mattia Binotto believes the team can secure third in the standings if they continue to deliver consistent results.


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Binotto believes the team has to prioritize the 2022 season. He stated his hopes for Ferrari to get back to the top of the sport again in the 2022 season.

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Ferrari team boss reveals the plans if they fail in 2022

As reported by It. Motorsport, Binotto mentioned the importance of the 2022 season for the Italian team. But he also speaks about the course of action if they cannot deliver next season.

“If we were not competitive, it would mean that we did not work in the right way, so we should do an analysis to understand what was missing for the definitive leap.

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

I am convinced that stability is a fundamental element. There has not been a team in Formula 1 that has won after a period of instability.” said Mattia.

He expanded on his views by talking about a push in the right direction despite certain clear setbacks in recent memory. However, he believes that directed efforts can go a long way in makings things right.

“This does not mean that we should not change, but it means creating a group with stable foundations and enriching it with external resources where it is deemed necessary to do so. If we fail to achieve our goals, it will be important to understand immediately what mistakes have been made and correct them quickly,” said Binnoto.

He added, “We must continue to improve by pushing in this direction. In Formula 1 there is no magic wand, we have to work well in all areas: chassis, aerodynamics, engine, strategy, driver integration.”


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There will be much less freedom than in the past in 2022: Mattia Binotto


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F1 is making sizeable regulation changes next season which intend to bring the field closer. The new regulations also hope to bring closer racing and fewer aerodynamic changes by the teams. Binotto gives his opinion on the new regulations in terms of aerodynamic changes.

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

Regarding the 2022 aerodynamic regulation, there will be much less freedom than in the past. So I expect cars that are very similar to each other on this front, and if this is not the case in the first year, it will be in the second, after the first season of racing. ‘learning.” said the Ferrari team boss.


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Ferrari will hope that the wind tunnel work they are doing in 2021 pays off in the 2022 season.

Can Ferrari get back to winning ways in 2022? Let us know.



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.