Deficit becomes painfully obvious for Ferrari: 'We're still missing 20 hp'

16-09-2021 06:50 | Updated: 16-09-2021 09:37
by GPblog.com
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Deficit becomes painfully obvious for Ferrari: 'We're still missing 20 hp'

Ferrari was perhaps the biggest victim of the 1-2 of McLaren. Where the team from Woking could celebrate, the Italians now have to come up with something to close the gap with their competitor for P3.

Ferrari and McLaren are in a close battle for third place this season. With a 1-2 during the Italian Grand Prix, McLaren gave their competitor a good run for his money. Not only did McLaren make a clear statement in points, but also on the home circuit of their rival.

Ferrari misses out on 20 bhp

''In Monza, it was confirmed that Ferrari is missing 20 hp from McLaren's Mercedes engine. That was nothing new for us, and the defeat in Monza is no reason to hang our heads. We are working flat out on an evolution of the engine, which we want to bring to the track this year,'' Mattia Binotto said to Speedweek.com.

''Of course, it was a shame to lose so many points to our direct rivals. But all in all, it was a solid performance and a good performance from our drivers, also about the strategy and pit stops there is nothing to complain about,'' concludes the Ferrari team boss, who now sees his team on 13.5 points deficit.

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