The leadership of Mattia Binotto isn’t looking beneficial for Scuderia Ferrari, with the Formula one team obtaining their worst grid finish in a decade. It’s a shocking result for the motorsports most influential & historic team while showing the undeniable problems that are evoking throughout the Scuderia Ferrari team. Subsequently, the Belgium Grand Prix won’t be fondly remembered by either Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc. They respectively placed P13 & P14 by the end of lap 44.
The Belgium Grand Prix also saw Scuderia Ferrari unable to enter Q3 since 2014, with their final placements on the grid before race start being P14 & P15. Sebastian would jump by two placements, with Leclerc sustaining the same position obtained in qualifying. Scuderi Ferrari’s pace was slower than Williams & Alfa Romeo, marking their downfall to a bottom-grid team.
Scuderi Ferrari Team Boss, Mattia Binotto, provided insight into their low placements at the Belgium Grand Prix. The Italian mentioned that Spa-Francorchamps required a vehicle with aerodynamic efficiency, formidable power, and significant downforce. Mattia admitted that Ferrari lacks these core elements. Binotto finalized his sentiments by clarifying Sebastian Vettel & Charles Leclerc did their best to sustain good positions in the mid-grid fight. He’d mention the team’s notable disappointment and anger.
Engineers at Scuderi Ferrari have struggled to maintain high speeds with the SF1000. It’s a direct result of the FIA Technical Directives over Ferrari’s 2019 engine, demanding power reductions with their fuel compound. It was Mercedes AMG-Petronas that swayed the FIA towards this Technical Directive, which has led towards Toto Wolff’s regret. What’s terrible for Scuderia Ferrari is bad for Formula One. It should be mentioned that Ferrari hasn’t scored points in an F1 Grand Prix since the 2010 British GP.
Vettel Discusses Poor Pace of SF1000
Both Sebastian Vettel & Charles Leclerc expressed that they’d done everything possible to manage their respective SF1000s. Both drivers remained optimistic that they’d refined the racing line, and downforce needed to overtake the competition. Charles Leclerc found those elements during the first lap but quickly lost pace afterwards. It led towards a battle between the Ferrari’s for more than 35 laps, with Seb being victorious.