Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto previews the last round of the 2019 Formula One season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and also looks ahead to the next season:
“Abu Dhabi is the last race of what has been a very long season for everyone. For us at Scuderia Ferrari it was a year of re-founding, with a young team in their respective roles and Charles in his first year with us. That’s why one of the objectives of 2019 was to lay the foundations for the future.” – the Ferrari boss said, as reported by the Maranello team’s official website.
“Of course there were ups and downs: the first part of the season didn’t go as we wanted but those difficult moments gave me the chance to see the team spirit, the consistency, the ability to roll up our sleeves and the desire to fight to recover. Particularly significant was the reaction after the summer break with six consecutive pole positions and three wins in a row, including the one in Monza which arrived a few days after celebrating in an incredible way the 90 years of the Scuderia in Milan. It is clear that second place will never be enough for Ferrari and that is why we are already looking forward to the intense work that there will be to do during the winter, to continue growing as a team. The ambition is to come back stronger and to meet the challenges that lie ahead of us. Presenting this last round of the championship, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans all over the world who have constantly supported us with their passion. This weekend we will try to do our best to end the season with a result to remember.” – Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto concluded.