Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Chief Technical Officer, has made a short analysis at the end of the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round of the Formula 1 season, which took place last weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and brought only 18 points for the Maranello team, as Sebastian Vettel finished in second place behind Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, while Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire from the first lap, after an incident also involving Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen.
Ahead of the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver still holds the lead in the Formula 1 Driver Standings and the Maranello team’s Chief Technical Officer focuses on the positive aspects from the weekend in Barcelona: “I want to congratulate the team for the amazing work, the guys changed the power unit in record time on Saturday and we had a very competitive car for the race. Sebastian was outstanding and did everything possible to win, while unfortunately Kimi’s race ended prematurely, which is a shame, because there was the potential for another double podium. On Thursday there were a lot of people worried due to the fact that our main competitors were getting ready to introduce major updates to their cars, but we showed that our car is strong and can be competitive on any track. We know what we have to do and we remain focused on our own development process.” – Mattia Binotto explained, as reported by the Italian media.
The 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, the sixth round of the Formula One championship, is scheduled to take place on 28 May, at the Circuit de Monaco. Scuderia Ferrari will look to once again challenge Mercedes and make up ground in the Formula 1 Constructor Standings, as the German team heads to Monaco eight points clear on top of the F1 table.