Mattia Binotto admits Ferrari "still have work to do" after poor British GP

16-07-2019 08:23 | Updated: 16-07-2019 09:20
by Louis Shaw
General
Mattia Binotto admits Ferrari still have work to do after poor British GP

Ferrari had a mixed Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. Charles Leclerc continued his impressive run of finishing on the podium but Sebastian Vettel had an awful day, finishing 16th after a crash with Max Verstappen. The teams boss Mattia Binotto admitted that it was not a good weekend for Ferrari. 

“It was definitely a difficult race when compared to qualifying,” Binotto said in his post race summary. “Once again, tyre wear compromised our pace, limiting our performance.

“It clearly demonstrates we still have work to do to close the gap when we are racing in specific circumstances.”

Leclerc has really impressed during this first season at Ferrari and looks certain to get a race win before too long.  

"Charles drove a strong race and showed once again how good he is in a wheel to wheel situation,” said Binotto.  “It was a shame that Seb’s good showing in the race was spoilt by a mistake when fighting Verstappen.

“The Safety Car made Charles’ race more difficult: stopping first was not really an option as it would have put Charles behind his rivals. All we could do therefore was react when Verstappen pitted. In the end, Charles had to attack the Red Bull again on track, which he succeeded in doing to take a well-deserved podium.”

Things haven't been going too well for Ferrari this season but they will hope to improve in time for the German Grand Prix. 

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