Binotto hails Ferrari progress after no points in France to almost win at Silverstone – .

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Binotto hails Ferrari progress after no points in France to almost win at Silverstone – .


Ferrari team manager Mattia Binotto hailed Ferrari’s performance at Silverstone, with Scuderia now scoring more points after 10 races this season than in 2020.
A third straight double in points for Ferrari as Charles Leclerc led 49 laps on the way to P2 and Carlos Sainz took to P6 (hampered by a slow pit stop) marked a huge improvement, given they didn’t ‘failed to score in the French Grand Prix, four races ago. And although he missed out on winning the British Grand Prix by just a few laps, Binotto was still happy with the result.

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“I think it was obviously disappointing [to lose out on the victory to Lewis Hamilton] two laps from the end but I think we should also be happy: happy with the performance in the race, for the whole weekend.

“After France too, I think the team’s results, we kind of understood the weaknesses and now it’s three races in a row where we had a good pace in the race, which was a weakness in start of the season, showing that as a team we are progressing and that’s what gives me the most pleasure [about] especially when you look at the second part of the season, ”he said.

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France were a worrying moment for Maranello’s side as their lack of competitive pace shocked Sainz and Leclerc with a number of factors contributing to their difficulty getting the front tires to work properly.

Binotto was shy about the work his team had done to rectify these issues for the next three races as he said: “I won’t go into details, but we certainly worked a lot in the simulator with simulations. , with the riders, with the team, trying to get a better understanding of what’s wrong, how to fix it – and I think that’s what I’m happy and happy about, to see the progress.

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Hungary is hosting the next race and the Hungaroring is a site thought to be suitable for Ferrari, with a series of low speed corners and historically high temperatures. With Leclerc finishing second the last time, does he see a victory on the horizon?

“Not the victory; one two! was his prediction, perhaps slightly ironic.

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