Ferrari should handle tyre degradation struggles to match Pink Bull race tempo : PlanetF1

Ferrari group principal Mattia Binotto has highlighted tyre degradation as a major cause behind their present deficit to Pink Bull in race trim.

Max Verstappen has dominated the previous 5 races, regardless of beginning additional again on the grid at sure occasions – rising from the fourth row final outing in Italy to take a snug win, regardless of Charles Leclerc having taken pole place on outright tempo.

Ferrari haven’t been in a position to compete with Verstappen over a full race distance of late, regardless of their automobile nonetheless being no less than as quick because the RB18 over one lap.

However whereas each Ferrari drivers have carried out their degree finest to maintain up with the reigning World Champion, Verstappen and Pink Bull have had one thing of an edge over their rivals.

The Ferrari group boss pinpointed tyres as a major a part of that, explaining that tyre degradation has seen their tempo drop off quicker throughout stints, permitting Verstappen to ease himself away from the chasing pack.

This can be a precedence space for Ferrari to try to type, although Binotto admitted it might not come this season.

“I believe we don’t solely look again on the earlier two [races] however the final three as a result of I would come with as effectively Hungary,” Binotto mentioned, as quoted by

“Within the final races, I believe that the efficiency of the Pink Bull has been higher than ours. Not in qualifying, as a result of I see that in qualy now we have nonetheless bought a superb tempo – so let me say the pure efficiency continues to be there.

“However then with the race tempo, we’re struggling tyre degradation. In that respect, I believe the Pink Bull is a greater automobile, so that they’ve been able to creating that automobile for a greater stability that we didn’t.

“The explanation? I believe it’s one thing that we’re , as a result of we have to handle it. If not for this season, actually for the subsequent one.”

He defined the problem additional, believing that Pink Bull are managing to maintain their tyres in a greater working window by means of varied nook configurations and speeds, the place Ferrari have struggled to place their automobile in the best place setup smart.

“If we glance again on the final races, the place when it comes to tyre degradation now we have not been the very best, we actually had points with the automobile stability,” he mentioned.

“Having an open stability, medium-high velocity to low-speed corners, generated overheating into the tyres themselves, which someway then brings to the degradation. So, we all know that the automobile stability was not the best one.

“The explanation of the poor automobile stability was attributable to aero developments that introduced us there. It was a query mark for us.”

Learn extra: Mattia Binotto not the one at Ferrari ‘spinning the automobile off into the obstacles’

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