MARANELLO, Italy: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto conceded on Thursday (Feb 25) that however the upcoming Formula One season pans out, “we know that we need somehow to do better in 2021” after last year’s disastrous campaign. Binotto was speaking at the team’s virtual launch on Friday ahead of the unveiling of their new car next month. With Carlos Sainz replacing Sebastian Vettel alongside Charles Leclerc, Binotto and all the Scuderia’s legion of fans are anticipating a marked upturn in the team’s fortunes. “Certainly last year was a big, big disappointment,” Binotto said of Ferrari’s worst season since 1980, when they mustered a mere 131 points compared to over 500 in 2019, and came in an embarrassing sixth in the constructors table. “We know that we cannot repeat such a bad result,” said the man whose job it is to lead the famous F1 name out of the doldrums. “That is what I’m expecting,” he added, “so I think it’s really a matter of mentality: team mentality, drivers’ mentality, and as Team Principal, no doubt I’m fully aware of the responsibility I’ve got, being part of such a team. “I feel… not pressure, but I feel the responsibility, as well the pride,… Read full this story
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