Formula 1 | Binotto is delighted with Sainz podium and new Ferrari V6
Scuderia Ferrari went through several emotions during the Russian Grand Prix, after having led the start of the race through Carlos Sainz, who started second on the grid, and who gave up the lead of the race to his former teammate Lando Norris on lap 13 before finally finishing on the podium at the finish.
Charles Leclerc, for his part, had a very frustrating end to the race after losing everything when the rain intensified and he was still wearing tires for the dry, all after having passed many competitors as he started in back of the grid following an engine change penalty.
Mattia Binotto returned to the race of his troops and took stock of the race disputed in Sochi.
« It was an intense and difficult race, which saw one of our drivers clinch a podium, » said the director of Ferrari. « Carlos had a great weekend, both in qualifying and in the race and this third place rewards all the hard work. »
« Charles left empty-handed but he once again proved how talented he was. He had a very good start, was quick throughout the race and showed a lot of aggression during the race. his overruns. «
« We know that as a team we have to constantly improve in all areas. In Sochi we introduced something new to our engine (on the Leclerc car) which performed as expected and gave us more power. »
« On the other hand, we were not as good in other areas, such as tire management for Charles at the end of the race, while everything went well for Carlos and we will continue to improve in building on the weekend experience. «