“Ferrari will not be competitive until the rules change in 2022”


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"Ferrari will not be competitive until the rules change in 2022"

Team president Elkann echoed team manager Mattia Binotto’s feelings that there will be no quick fix for Ferrari.

John Elkann, group president Fiat chrysler associate with Ferrari, does not expect the Italian team to be competitive until a regulatory review is introduced for the 2022 season in the Formula One.

“This year we are not competitive due to car design mistakes. We have had a number of structural weaknesses that have existed for some time in vehicle aerodynamics and dynamics. We have also lost engine power,” Elkann told Gazzetta. dello Sport.

“The reality is that our car is not competitive. You saw it on the track and you will see it again. We are laying the foundations to be competitive and win again when the rules change in 2022. I am convinced of this,” added the president.

Team principal Mattia Binotto had said Ferrari would be forced to review “the entire car project” before a restructuring of the Italian manufacturer’s technical department was announced last week.

“Binotto has the characteristics and skills to start a new winning cycle. A long road awaits us,” he said. And also compared with the cycle of Jean Todt, who upon arrival in 1999 won six consecutive titles in the Constructors’ World Championship: “The important thing, then, is to work on and off the track, bring cohesion and stability, build the Ferrari that we want step by step. “

Elkann pointed out that there is no doubt about the decision to replace Sebastian Vettel with Carlos Sainz Jr by 2021. “We are laying the foundations to build something important and lasting, and the contract we signed with Charles (Leclerc) shows: five years, never both in the history of Ferrari. Leclerc and Sainz will make Maranello their home, they will be close to our engineers. The new machine will be born with them, “he said.

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