travel During the Red Bull and Mercedes, with some Updates for the start of the season in Spielberg, will Ferrari use the Version of the SF1000, which is already at the winter tests in Barcelona to use. Team boss Mattia Binotto reveals that the Scuderia had taken with the planned further development of the car in the wrong direction.
"this weekend, driving a car in the configuration that was used towards the end of the Tests in Barcelona," he reveals in the run-up to the first race of the season and declared: "This does not mean that we have turned in the very limited time of only five and a half weeks, in which we were able to work on the cars, our thumbs."
"The truth is that the results of the Tests have led to the fact that we have embarked on a significant change of direction in the development - and especially for the aerodynamics," says Binotto. To rethink the test led results from Barcelona, according to which it is already clear that Ferrari is well behind its competitors.
Binotto explains: "First of all, we had to understand why we don't have the results we expected on the track, and how much, therefore, the whole program had to change. It would have been counterproductive to go further in the proposed direction, because we knew that we would not have achieved our goals."Updates only at the third race in Hungary
"that's Why we have opted for a new programme for the whole car, although we knew that not everything would be up to the first race finished. Our goal is it now, the Updates in the third race at the Hungaroring on July 19. July, to introduce," says Binotto. But what does this mean for the two races in Spielberg?
"We knew it before Melbourne, and this has not changed," adds Binotto. Nevertheless, you do not want to give up already before the race, because Binotto recalls: "The track in Spielberg has a very different characteristic than in Montmelo [Barcelona], and the temperatures will be much higher than in February."moment of truth in Budapest
"We must try in Austria, the Best of every opportunity to get out," explained the Italian. The aim is "to bring as many points as possible with home - so, as always," emphasizes Binotto. Then in Hungary you'll see with the new package, "where we stand in comparison to the other really."
"submit To the beginning of such an unusual season forecasts, it is still less sense than otherwise," says Binotto in terms of the two weekends in Spielberg, and explains: "At the end of the three hours of training on Friday, there will be a few clues, but a more accurate impression, it will be only after the Qualifying on Saturday."
Then it will give a "clearer picture" of the pecking order, but even then there were still some "uncertainties" that exist in the first race of a season. As examples of Binotto is called the "reliability" and "Performance of the tyres over a race distance". At the latest, in Hungary, there is for Ferrari, but then no more excuses.
This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann, Co-author: Adam Cooper
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