Ferrari were “expecting something better” in Baku after missing out on podium
“It’s great to have pole positions both here and in Monaco, but I don’t think that’s reflecting our true performance overall."
Ferrari Team Principal, Mattia Binotto, has said the team was expecting much more from the Baku race after landing their second consecutive pole.
Charles Leclerc missed out on the opportunity to race last time out in Monaco after issues were discovered on his SF21 minutes before lights out.
On the other hand, it was a great weekend for the team as their only remaining driver on track that Sunday in the Principality, Carlos Sainz, managed to come away with a podium P2.
At the end of Sunday’s outrageous race, Ferrari crossed the line in P4 and P8 after Leclerc just missed out on the final step of the podium after a wheel-to-wheel battle with the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly.
Following the race, Binotto was speaking to reporters and said; “it was not the best race today from us.
“I think we were expecting something better after the qualifying. It has been a difficult race, we have not been perfect in many areas.
“The result is what it is, as usual, it a lesson learned. There are things we can improve; I’m sure of that.”
He said the team is well aware that Red Bull and Mercedes are still stronger competitors on the track, and that Monaco’s podium does not reflect their true performance.
“I think there ate still two cars ahead of us that are stronger, no doubt.
“It’s great to have pole positions both here and in Monaco, but I don’t think that’s reflecting our true performance overall.
“But we are progressing because we are leering the car, we are exploiting it better than at the start of the season and we know that there will be some developments coming in the future.”