In what was a chaotic 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Scuderia Ferrari Team came away from the weekend with a strong feeling of satisfaction with a fourth and fifth place finish doing wonders for the Scuderia’s championship hopes.
Having a strong car on a track like Imola, which is vertically opposite in nature to the Bahrain International Circuit confirms that the hard work at the factory in Maranello has begun to pay off and the fact that the team are slightly disappointed that Leclerc wasn’t able to get on the podium is further evidence to support this feeling.
“On a completely different track and in very different conditions to the first race of the season, this result confirms that the work we are doing is going in the right direction. The fact we are unhappy about not getting at least one driver onto the podium is further proof of that.”
Binotto feels that the first two races have been overwhelmingly positive and not since 2019 have both cars been in the points in two consecutive races. However, the team must not take their eye off the ball and show clear improvement from race to race. Now the Italian team principal cannot wait to get going again when the Formula 1 circuit arrives in Portimão.
“We can definitely say the outcome of these first two races is a positive one. Not since the second half of 2019, specifically the races in Japan and Mexico that year, have we had both drivers in the points in two consecutive races. We must continue like this and show, race by race, that we know how to improve. Now I can’t wait to go to Portimão for the next Grand Prix!“