Ferrari F1 boss Mattia Binotto is not having a good first season at the helm of the team. So far, Mercedes have had the measure of them, winning all but one race in the 2019 season. Now, things may get worse for them as he does not expect any miracles at Silverstone. According to him, the circuit may not suit the characteristics of their 2019 beast, the SF90.
Last season fans bore witness to a fierce battle between Mercedes and Ferrari for the win. Ultimately, Sebastian Vettel came out on top to claim victory in on Lewis Hamilton’s turf. Unfortunately, that may not be the case this year, as even Red Bull have turned up the wick. After Max Verstappen’s win in Austria, Ferrari is the only one of the Big Three in F1 without a victory this season.
Sadly, Binotto does not expect Silverstone to be the venue for Ferrari’s first 2019 victory either.
“Silverstone is one of the toughest tracks of the season, providing a real test of a car’s set-up and balance,” Binotto confessed.
“Tyres also come under a lot of strain here and the amount they wear plays a key role in how your race pans out.
“We do not expect Silverstone to suit our car particularly well, but at every race, we have seen that the balance of power can change, often unexpectedly.”
The good news is that the team are trying to save face by bringing more upgrades this weekend. Their aim is to use the event to gain as much knowledge on them as possible.
“For the British Grand Prix we are bringing a further small aerodynamic modification as we continue to push hard on the development of our car,” Binotto confirmed.
“The weekend will also be an opportunity to increase our understanding of the recent work we did, which has seen us close the gap to our competitors on specific types of track.”