Ferrari give Binotto vote of confidence despite Mercedes dominance

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Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has backed the Scuderia’s team principal Mattia Binotto to turn the team’s flagging fortunes around after the red cars suffered a fifth defeat to Mercedes in as many races this year at the Spanish Grand Prix. Mercedes have begun 2019 with five one-two finishes in as many races, with Ferrari’s efforts hampered by strategic indecision and […]

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Ferrari New power unit and aero package for Spain

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The 49th Spanish GP takes place this Sunday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, well known to all the drivers who rack up big mileage here during pre-season testing. The track is a mix of fast and slow corners and Turn 3 is especially demanding, requiring a well-balanced car. The final part used to be very quick, but for several years now […]

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Vettel admits Ferrari no longer title favourites

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Ferrari came into the 2019 on a high, boosted by a strong showing in pre-season testing in Spain. That was before the first race of the season in Australia, which proved to be something of a reality check for Sebastian Vettel. Three races later and a crushing run of race performances from Mercedes has left Vettel acknowledging that any hopes […]

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Rosberg lays the blame for Leclerc crash on Ferrari!

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Nico Rosberg says Ferrari was ill-advised to put Charles Leclerc on medium tyres in Q2, a decision that led to the Monegasque’s costly crash according to the 2016 world champion. Leclerc looked like a sure candidate for pole in Baku after running ahead of the field since the start of the race weekend on Friday. But half-way into the second […]

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Berger worried multi-tasking could critically strain Binotto

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Former Ferrari driver Gerhard Berger believes the sum of Mattia Binotto’s wide-ranging responsibilities could critically overwhelm the Scuderia boss. After several months of intrigue and rumors last season of a dissention among the Scuderia’s top brass, the House of Maranello underwent management changes at the turn of the year, with team principal Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by the Scuderia’s technical director […]

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Wolff: Ferrari team order may have opened up ‘a can of worms’

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© XPB  Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Ferrari’s decision in China to swap the running order of its drivers early in the race may have set a risky precedent. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc overtook team mate Sebastian Vettel at the start of the race in Shanghai but was ordered to yield to the faster German after ten laps, to give Vettel […]

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Ferrari could scrap Vettel priority policy if Leclerc outperforms

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© XPB  Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says the Scuderia could switch its focus to Charles Leclerc later this year if circumstances warrant that the Monegasque be given priority over Sebastian Vettel. Before the start of this season’s campaign, Binotto revealed that Vettel, as Ferrari’s senior driver, would be given priority over his team mate in a “50-50” situation that would […]

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