Ferrari doubts it was doable to win F1 Hungarian GP regardless of technique flaw

Leclerc light from main midway by means of the race to complete sixth on the Hungaroring on Sunday after a swap to the laborious compound tyre noticed his tempo nosedive.

Group-mate Carlos Sainz may solely end fourth after additionally falling out of competition for victory as Ferrari struggled within the cooler than anticipated situations all through the race.

Though Binotto conceded Ferrari didn’t get Leclerc’s technique proper and shouldn’t have used the hards, he doubted Ferrari may have crushed Max Verstappen and Crimson Bull to victory.

“I don’t suppose so,” replied Binotto when requested if it was doable for Ferrari to win in Hungary.

“What we had been missing right now was actually velocity and tempo. I don’t suppose we may have gained right now, and the explanation [for that], I don’t know.

“As a result of it’s the primary time within the first 13 races that we didn’t have the velocity to be there for the victory. We have to have a look at first into that performance-wise to know.

“I’m fairly certain we’ll then perceive that, and we’ll perceive as effectively why the tyres weren’t working correctly.”

The consequence noticed Verstappen prolong his lead on the prime of the F1 drivers’ championship to 80 factors over Leclerc heading into the summer time break, whereas Crimson Bull sits 97 away from Ferrari within the constructors’ standings.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, George Russell, Mercedes W13

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, George Russell, Mercedes W13

Photograph by: Carl Bingham / Motorsport Photos

Ferrari’s tempo over the brief and lengthy runs in Friday follow indicated it was the staff to beat, making the dearth of efficiency within the race a shock.

“If I information myself by the tempo of Friday, it ought to have been a straightforward 1-2,” stated Sainz.

“At the moment it was a struggle each lap. [There was] no steadiness within the automotive.

“I couldn’t push as a result of I opened the entrance tyre. I used to be simply struggling quite a bit with the automotive, and I’m not shocked that I completed P4 as a result of the sensation within the automotive was fairly poor.”

Sainz felt that efficiency was the first difficulty for Ferrari’s struggles in Hungary, not its technique, evaluating his race to that of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who began seventh earlier than ending second.

“You examine my tempo on softs with Lewis, it’s clear that we went from being a lot faster on Friday to slower right now,” stated Sainz.

“In the long run, we had been stopping early as a result of we had been operating out of fronts, and in the long run, sure possibly the tempo wasn’t dangerous, however for 15 laps then we had been degrading. At the moment now we have to analyse why these temperatures affected us.

“On Friday, I used to be pushing flat out and [there was] no degradation, and right now I couldn’t push and I used to be degrading like loopy on the entrance.

“For me, it was extra the tempo. I don’t know on the opposite automotive. At the moment for me, it was the temperatures, an enormous efficiency swing that I didn’t anticipate.”

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