Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto said that recent strong results have shown the Italian side has a faster and more consistent car than earlier in the year.
German driver Sebastian Vettel secured his first podium of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix, finishing third as teammate Charles Leclerc took fourth. It could have been even better for Ferrari as Leclerc had overtaken Sergio Perez on the final lap but ran wide from second place three corners from the end, and although the performance came in treacherous conditions, Binotto says the result is a sign of how much the car has improved.
“It’s important for Ferrari doing well at the moment,” Mattia Binotto said. “We knew we have improved the car and if you look at the last races, we have improved our positions in the race. The car has become more consistent, and the car has become a bit faster.” – he added.
“It’s great to have those results, as it’s great for next year, and great looking ahead for the next races. As well, in terms of constructors’ positions, it’s not the end of the championship. It’s encouraging. People have worked hard back at home, trying to understand the weaknesses of the car, and preparing them for next season. Those results are encouraging ourselves.” – the Ferrari boss concluded.