Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto agrees with Charles Leclerc’s assessment that winning the world championship for Ferrari this year has become « very difficult ».
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen’s points lead over Leclerc is now approaching the 100-point mark after the Red Bull driver completely dominated in Belgium.
« If you look at this drivers championship, the gap is very big. Now it all depends on Verstappen and whether he will finish all the races or not, » concedes the Italian.
When asked if Spa-Francorchamps had been the most dominant weekend of his entire Formula 1 career, Verstappen admitted: « If you watch all weekend, yes. »
Red Bull consultant Dr Helmut Marko admits his driver is in the process of sealing his second title in a row. So he already has another goal in mind…
« We will try to win two or three more races to make sure we are safe. The objective for us is now also clear, we want to finish first and second in the championship for the first time in our history. So we will ensure that Sergio (Perez) beats the Ferraris as often as possible. »