F1. Has Ferrari screwed up again at Monza? No, Binotto defends his position…


If the Scuderia Ferrari has been fishing in many areas for several races, it is especially on its strategic choices that the Italian team is put in difficulty and criticized. However, each time, Mattia Binotto defends the choices of his team, tirelessly. Too stubborn the Team Principal of the transalpine formation? Maybe. Nevertheless, in the case of the Italian F1 Grand-Prix, it seemed difficult to do better to counter Max Verstappen, whose race pace was clearly a step above…

Ferrari tried « a bet » at the Italian F1 GP

“We knew Charles had good pace but Max had better tire degradation, and he was already faster than us. By sticking to the same one-stop strategy as him, he would have beaten us sooner or later. The only chance for us was to change strategy, not stay on one stop and stop at the time of the VSC. We were a bit unlucky because the VSC ended while we were still in the pit lane, so we didn’t get the full potential benefit. But I think Max was overall faster and impossible to beat. That said, I think one other interesting thing should be noted, Red Bull was ready in the pit lane so they just decided to do the opposite of us, and they probably would have stopped if we had stayed on track. »

“It’s not difficult to beat a faster car, it’s impossible. Normally you win if you have the fastest car, and you can only lose the race with a bad strategy if you have the fastest car. He was faster. No matter the strategy, he would have won. But stopping and going over two stops with Charles was not a bad decision because you never know what can happen next in the race. We didn’t know how Max’s degradation was going to be on a longer stint. And in the end, the gap Charles had over George was large and comfortable. So overall it was not a risk. Let’s say it was a bet that could have turned into a positive choice. declared Mattia Binotto, shortly after the arrival of the F1 Italian Grand Prix. A form of acknowledgment of failure that does not leave much hope for the performance of Ferraris, by the end of the season…

Article published on 09/15/2022 at 5:45 a.m.

Source: Motorsport

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