After the twelfth round of the 2020 season contested this Sunday in Portugal, Scuderia Ferrari was able to note a real step forward in terms of performance with the SF1000.

Charles Leclerc finished in fourth place this Sunday in Portimao, while his teammate Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in tenth place, pocketing the last available point.

Italian team manager Mattia Binotto believes there is still room for Ferrari to catch up by the end of the season, with only five races remaining and the team accusing 33 points behind Racing Point, third.

“A pretty positive race after all. We brought both drivers back in the points, confirming with Charles the place he had secured in qualifying while Sebastian managed to secure the last available point. " Mattia Binotto explains to us.

“Charles had a great race, very mature. We knew the first lap was going to be treacherous and it was, also because of the raindrops that were falling just then. "

“Once the tires were warm, he was able to recover and get into the conditions we had hoped for the day before, consolidating fourth place with a good pace. "

“Sebastian also struggled at the start, losing a few positions and ultimately couldn't get past tenth. "

“Now we have to confirm the progress we have seen in the last races also in the final part of this championship. "

“We are still behind in the constructors' standings but it is possible to catch up: that must be our objective and we must do everything to succeed. "

2020 manufacturers ranking

Team Engine Points
Mercedes Mercedes 435
Red Bull Honda 226
Racing Point Mercedes 126
Mclaren Renault 124
Renault Renault 120
Ferrari Ferrari 93
AlphaTauri Honda 77
Alfa romeo Ferrari 5
Haas Ferrari 3
Williams Mercedes