Toto Wolff Predicts Ferrari Resurgence in 2021: “Assume that Mistakes Have Been Corrected”

Published 02/22/2021, 9:10 AM EST
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – APRIL 26: Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 26, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)


Toto Wolff is sure that Ferrari will be a powerful team again in 2021. The Italian team suffered a horrible season in 2020, as they finished sixth in the constructor’s standings with just 131 points.

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However, the Mercedes team boss thinks the team has corrected its mistakes in 2020 and has learned from them, and will fight at the top of the grid again once the season goes underway.

Wolff also is aware of the talent that Carlos Sainz brings, and what he can do against Charles Leclerc in the red car. He imagines with these two drivers behind the wheel, Ferrari will be a top team again.

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16 LECLERC Charles (mco), Scuderia Ferrari SF1000, action during the Formula 1 Winter Tests at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Wolff assumes Ferrari has amended its mistakes

Wolff said, “It will be exciting to see how Carlos Sainz does against Charles Leclerc. Ferrari will be stronger than 2020, Scuderia just has to. It also suffered from a weak chassis last year. I assume that mistakes have been corrected.”

The reason Ferrari had a cruel season is because of the weak chassis and power units that kept failing, resulting in a lack of wins and podiums finishes. The Scuderia also faced a lot of DNFs throughout the season, and hence finished sixth in the constructor’s

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – DECEMBER 04: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Sakhir at Bahrain International Circuit on December 04, 2020 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Giuseppe Cacace – Pool/Getty Images)

However, the Italian team would be optimistic for 2021 as they have a talented driver, Carlos Sainz, driving for them next season. The former McLaren driver has marvelous skills behind the wheel and hence Ferrari brought him in.

The Scuderia are ready, set, go for 2021

Ferrari will have a two-part launch for the upcoming season of Formula One. The first would be on 26 February, which will showcase the team personnel, and 10 March, which would see the new car for 2021.

The Italian team has already put their star line up behind the wheel. Sainz and Leclerc’s test drove Ferrari’s 2018 around the track at Fiorano earlier this year. The team is dedicated to making sure that the season is successful.

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The team will fly out to Bahrain for pre-season testing, which is from 12-14 March. Ferrari stays in Bahrain for the opening Grand Prix on 28 March, which kicks start the 2021 season.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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