Formula One CEO, Stefano Domenicali believes Ferrari have a positive season ahead.
The 55-year-old spoke to F1.com about the impending season, and among popular topics, was the potential for the prancing horses to have a better season in 2021.
Ferrari finished out the 2020 season with just three podium finishes, landing 6th overall in the Constructor’s standings – which marked its worst season in years.
Carlos Sainz will race alongside Charles Leclerc this year, as the team look to the future with its youngest ever driver lineup.
It now seems that those closest to the action foresee the team clawing back some momentum lost during the 2020 season.
Speaking to F1.com, Stefano Domenicali said he expects the team to do a better job this season:
“Of course, from a difficult starting point, you will do, for sure, better.
“I’m not in a position to judge, I’m just in a situation where I can see there are a lot of the good vibes.”
Another strong topic of conversation in F1 is the potential for Sprint Races to feature at three Grand Prix weekends this year.
The concept has received widespread support from team bosses, and even the drivers themselves, with confirmation of the trial dates expected over the coming days or weeks.
Should they go ahead, qualifying would take place a day earlier, replacing Practice Two on Friday, and that would set the grid for Saturday’s sprint race.
As well as offering reduced championship points for the top eight finishers, the outcome of that shorter race would determine the starting grid for the usual Sunday Grand Prix.
Domenicali gave an update saying a decision could be finalised in the coming days:
“We are working very hard.
“We discussed it with the drivers, we are going to discuss it again with the teams. We hope to finalise in the next few days the new idea.
“We need to, of course, then submit it to the World Council for their approval.”