Mattia Binotto noted the reasons Ferrari had a disappointing Nürburgring race. The Scuderia manager admits his responsibility but also a lack of performance and mistakes, which led Charles Leclerc to be the team’s best representative in seventh place.
"The race was difficult, mainly due to the temperature of the tires which must be kept in the correct operating window" Binotto says. "This was particularly the case for Charles who, after a good start, started to suffer from the wear of the soft tires from the first laps, which prevented him from attacking as much as he would have liked. "
"So we had to get him back in earlier than planned, to switch him immediately to another strategy. Then, at the end of the race, when it would have been possible to stop during the Safety Car, we made the decision common to leave it in mediums, given what we had seen at the start of the race. "
Binotto does not hide that Sebastian Vettel's race was largely compromised by a mistake by his pilot, a new spin: "As for Sébastian, the spin at the start compromised his race and therefore there was not much to do, even in the last laps."
"Of course we are not happy with this result, but we continue to work to improve our overall performance level. We have seen signs of progress in qualifying, but the important thing is that the developments we are introducing seem to be fine. in the right direction, especially in view of 2021. To that end, we should also have some developments for the next race in Portimao. "