Ferrari seems to be starting to raise the bar little by little during this very poor 2020 Formula 1 season for them.
The good performance of Charles Leclerc in qualifying remains a mystery for the Monegasque but Laurent Mekies, the sporting director, thinks that the small developments have managed to make a fairly significant difference in a very tight peloton behind Mercedes and Red Bull.
It’s not enough to claim victory but Mattia Binotto, the director of the Scuderia, begins to smile again.
"We seem to be on the right track and have understood many of our weaknesses in the current concept. We cannot make huge changes in 2021, due to the partial development freeze but we believe we can significantly improve our situation. , " explains the Italian after yesterday's qualifying.
"We will have more parts in two weeks time. This is all part of optimizing our current F1 to find any confirmation of the way forward for F1 in 2021."
“Next year we’ll also have a new engine. It’s going to be really completely new and it’s been on the bench for months and it’s giving us very good answers.”
"With the new rules on aerodynamics (flat bottom cut), everyone will have to rethink the rear of their car for 2021. Be careful, reducing the gap on Mercedes will be practically impossible for next year, they will them also improve. But the objective is certainly to be much more competitive than now. "