It is no mystery that Ferrari SF1000 designed for the 2020 season has not satisfied engineers and drivers, since the first days of winter testing in Barcelona. And it surprised quite a bit that the Prancing Horse did not bring any substantial news on the car, to the resumption of track activity in Austria, postponing everything to the third seasonal stage of Budapest.
Asked on Friday of the Red Bull Ring, the team principal Mattia Binotto explained what prompted the team to slow down the development program: “There was one lack of correlation between the project and the data on the track, and we needed to fully understand this aspect. This lack of correlation was found from one point of view aerodynamic“.
The engineer from Reggio Calabria did not hide the youth problems encountered on the SF1000: “We pushed a lot on our project to find downforce, but what we produced turned out to be too fragile in terms of aerodynamic robustness on the track. So we are trying to step back and develop everything again. Our hope is to bring some updates to Hungary“. Binotto’s statements do not leave too much room for dreams of glory: “We will not be able to fix all the problems, but it is plausible to take a good step forward, so we will be able to understand where we will be compared to our normal rivals“, Concluded the Ferrari team principal.