With just six races of the season to go, Ferrari are sixth in the Constructors’ Standings and are desperately in need of upgrades to salvage something from 2020 and to close the gap to the front-runners for 2021.
The Scuderia brought a raft of upgrades to Sochi and experimented with a few more new parts at last weekend’s Eifel Grand Prix, but the SF1000 is still ultimately a midfield car, especially in race trim.
Following the Eifel Grand Prix, which Charles Leclerc finished in P7 while Sebastian Vettel could only manage 11th, team principal Mattia Binotto said they are working hard to further develop the car and make their way up the pecking order.
“Of course, we are not satisfied with this result, but we continue to work on improving our overall performance level.”
Continuing, Binotto said the upgrades seemed to improve the SF1000’s qualifying pace, and they are looking to run a few more upgrades at the Portuguese Grand Prix later this month.
“We saw signs of progress in qualifying, but the important thing is that the updates we are introducing seem to be going in the right direction, especially looking ahead to 2021. In light of this, we should also have a few updates for the next race in Portimao.”
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