Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto (50) has heavily criticized his team after finishing 10th (Vettel) and 11th (Leclerc) in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday (3.10 p.m. live RTL / Sky and in the ticker at BILD.de).
The Italian in the press release on Saturday evening that Ferrari himself coordinated and sent: “A very disappointing day. We have to accept that the stopwatch never lies. “
Binotto analyzes: “In two qualifying sessions we were not competitive despite different conditions. Not only against those who have been our greatest rivals in recent years, but also against others who have actually stood behind us. ”
Then the Ferrari boss takes his shop apart: “We worked very hard to bring updates to the car sooner than planned, but they didn’t prove their worth on the track. We have to find out why and change this situation, which is not good enough for a team called Ferrari. ”
Bintto concludes: “We cannot go crazy, but we cannot ignore the facts.”
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Sebastian Vettel in the qualification of Spielberg on Saturday on rain tiresFoto: Pool / Getty Images
Why is Binotto suddenly giving out so violently against his team?
For the Italian, the air at the top of the team is significantly thinner. CEO Camillieri publicly expressed confidence this week.
But it is also clear that if Ferrari remains, as many fear, a midfield team throughout the season, that is far too little for the proud Italians.
What should then cost the head of the team first …