Binotto says Ferrari should ‘flip the web page’ and safe a 1-2 in Hungary after French GP loss

Ferrari Workforce Principal Mattia Binotto known as on his workforce to ship a one-two end on this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc crashed out and Carlos Sainz completed fifth in France.

Leclerc took his first French GP pole on Saturday and led till Lap 18, when he spun and crashed at Flip 11. Workforce mate Sainz, whose slipstream helped Leclerc take pole, began nineteenth with engine penalties and made it as excessive as P3 – earlier than being pulled into the pits to serve an unsafe launch penalty and take a brand new set of medium tyres to recuperate to P5.

The outcome noticed Ferrari take 11 factors to Pink Bull’s 37 and Mercedes’ 33 – the Scuderia now hankering to hit again in Hungary.

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“If you happen to would have requested me earlier than this race what was the hole to Pink Bull or Max, I could not reply to you as a result of I am not wanting. What we’re centered on is making an attempt to go at every single race and get the utmost outcomes from it. And it did not occur right here in Paul Ricard,” mentioned Binotto.

“There’s at all times one thing to enhance and be taught, and that’s our method. It’s step-by-step; we’re progressing and changing into higher. As soon as once more right this moment we now have proved to our drivers, we now have a quick automotive and a aggressive one. I feel we’re merely trying to Hungary, we have to flip the web page and look to Hungary and do a one-two there, so we merely deal with the following outcome.

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“Our automotive is nice, light with tyre administration, the drivers as nicely are doing the correct job, and I feel we come out from right here Le Castellet with full confidence on our package deal, on our drivers’ capability and our pace,” added the Ferrari boss.

“So… in per week’s time we have got Hungary, solely seven days, essential for us to show the web page, to look ahead. Hungary will probably be once more highly regarded and it will likely be once more about tyre administration, tyre degradation and tyres overheating – similar to Le Castellet. So I’ll say there may be loads of purpose why we have to smile, and be constructive, as a result of our goal getting in Hungary must be not for a profitable, however a one-two.”

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As for Leclerc, who took duty for his crash, Binotto mentioned it was a “real mistake” that noticed the Monegasque driver crash out and refuted {that a} caught throttle was the issue – the pole-sitter having been hampered by a caught throttle in Austria earlier than mentioning the throttle in his post-crash radio message at Paul Ricard.

“No, first there was no points with the throttle itself, nothing to do with Austria,” continued the Ferrari chief. “What occurred is a real mistake of Charles, that are issues which will occur, and I feel they don’t take off how good he’s as a driver and as a incredible driver. However it was a real mistake…

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“What you heard on the radio was about when he was in reverse gear making an attempt to get out from the obstacles, there’s a technique with out getting in all the small print, that in some way he was on the throttle, did not really feel enough torque from the engine, however [there] was nothing mistaken.

“And I am fairly positive he’ll be taught. We have now at all times seen that Charles is reacting very strongly and nicely to when he is doing errors. And I am fairly positive that it will likely be again in Hungary stronger and hungry.”

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