Connect with us

2019 F1

Ferrari still trusts Vettel – Binotto

Published

on

Mattia Binotto has called for more “patience” as he admits Ferrari’s 2019 car is not yet a match for Mercedes’.

Heading into Silverstone, the Maranello team’s boss says the British grand prix layout will not suit the Ferrari car “particularly well”.

But just days ago, Binotto’s counterpart at Mercedes, Toto Wolff, said Ferrari should have won two or three grands prix already this year.

“Ferrari has not won yet, that’s right,” Binotto told Auto Bild. “But also because we missed some opportunities.

“From the numbers, Mercedes is better at the moment. But the gap is actually smaller.”

The Italian said Ferrari is not yet at Mercedes’ level because the team “lost ground” in the second half of last season.

“We still have to recover from that. But we are a young team in development. Only when you have gathered appropriate experience can you perform at the peak.

“But one thing is certain: we have the right people in the right positions.”

And one of those people, Binotto insists, is Sebastian Vettel. It follows recent speculation that the German could either return to Red Bull or quit F1 altogether.

He said Vettel is one of those who needs “patience”.

“It’s definitely not easy for him, but he understands his role in rebuilding the team. He is very important to me,” said Binotto.

“He knows that nobody wins alone, you only do it all together. The future is always more important than the past, so it’s important that he feels that we trust him. And we do,” he added.

Loading...

Comments

Latest F1 News

Latest F1 News

2019 F11 month ago

Hamilton and Mercedes clearly coming under pressure – J Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s father thinks the on-form Red Bull driver has rattled reigning five time world champion and 2019 championship leader...

2019 F11 month ago

20hp engine boost for Ferrari after summer break

Toto Wolff is forecasting a “very strong” performance by Ferrari after the summer break. Marca sports newspaper reports that the...

2019 F11 month ago

I’m not ready for Formula E – Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg says he is “not ready” to contemplate a switch to Formula E. It is strongly rumoured that if...

2019 F11 month ago

BREAKING: Albon to replace Gasly from Belgian GP

Toro Rosso’s speedy Alexander Albon will replace Pierre Gasly at Red Bull from the next race in Belgium, the F1...

2019 F11 month ago

Alonso says it is not true liking Vettel

Fernando Alonso says it is not true that he doesn’t like Sebastian Vettel. In Hungary, amid rumours the retired double...

2019 F11 month ago

F1 teams balk at expensive new regulations

F1 teams are pushing back on proposed new regulations — for reasons of cost. One idea that could be scrapped...

2019 F11 month ago

McLaren targets Sainz to beat Gasly in 2019

McLaren is targeting a coveted sixth place in the 2019 drivers’ world championship with Carlos Sainz. With Mercedes, Ferrari and...

2019 F12 months ago

F1 broadcaster fails to show Sainz in Hungary

Carlos Sainz was “the invisible man” during the recent Hungarian GP. In fact, well-known Spanish journalist Antonio Lobato claims that...

2019 F12 months ago

Marko confirms Verstappen staying at Red Bull-Honda for F1 2020

Red Bull motorsport head Dr Helmut Marko has confirmed that Max Verstappen is definitely staying at Red Bull-Honda in 2020....

2019 F12 months ago

Me and Russel are eating two different dishes – Kubica

Robert Kubica is yet to benefit from what seems to have been a clear step forward for Williams and George...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media