‘We have to do better’: Binotto reveals Ferrari’s 2022 target

Ferrari’s last win came at the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel taking victory for the Scuderia.

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has said his team is targeting a return to the front in 2022, after two win-less seasons in Formula 1.

The Scuderia finished third in the 2021 Constructors’ Championship after a season-long battle with McLaren, but the tifosi will nevertheless be disappointed by the lack of race wins.

Looking ahead to next year, Binotto said Ferrari’s target is to win at least a few grand prix.

“Next year we have to do better and show we are capable of winning some races,” he said, as quoted by Motorsport.com.

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“This year we didn’t win any. In 2022, for me, to be competitive means in some grands prix we will have to compete for the best position,” Binotto added.

Ferrari unlikely to challenge Mercedes & Red Bull

Sweeping regulation changes will be introduced next campaign, so there is a good chance we will see a shake-up of the pecking order, but Binotto is wary that other teams are also working hard to be on the front foot in 2022.

“It’s hard to say now, because we all started from a blank sheet of paper and we are working blind.

“Not knowing what the others are doing, we have to look at ourselves.

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“In my opinion, the team is working well but we also know the others are very strong – if they have managed to make cars that have been stellar on track, they are inevitably very strong teams.

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“From our side, we are putting in the maximum effort. For 2022, we are putting the priority because we know there is still something to catch up on.

“I honestly don’t feel like we are up to the top yet because the facts have shown they [Mercedes and Red Bull] are very strong, but the hope is to count on the continued growth of a team I see as united,” Binotto added.

Ferrari’s most recent F1 victory came at the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel taking victory for the Scuderia.

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