Binotto lashes out at Vettel: ‘The problem was not with our strategy’


According to Mattia Binotto, Sebastian Vettel’s twelfth place is not due to Ferrari’s choices, but simply because of the spin the German made at the start of the race.

After the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Vettel was not satisfied with the decisions his team made. Ferrari decided to pit the German at an early point in the race, which he says has lost a lot of time. “We talked about exactly this situation, if this happened, we wouldn’t do this. That was frustrating. I had enough speed to stay out,” Vettel said. RTL. The Heppenheimer finished the race in twelfth place and believes this is due to a mistake on the part of his team. However, his team boss believes the fault lies with him.

“I don’t think Sebastian has lost his confidence,” Binotto said after the Grand Prix Sky Sport Italy. “He’s going through a tough time. During qualifying and the last two races he hasn’t been able to find confidence in the car. Today he spun his wheels on the curbs, which made his race more difficult.” Vettel commented on the strategy almost immediately, but Binotto says that has not been the problem. “I honestly think there is little to say about the strategy,” said the Italian.

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“We were maybe a few laps early on his pit stop, which resulted in him losing his position to Raikkonen,” he continues. However, we knew he could recover without losing time. “According to the team principal, it was the best option for the team as it allowed Charles Leclerc to come back into the race.” We don’t think we penalized Sebastian. ” The team boss was the problem? With Vettel’s spin in the first lap: “His race was already endangered at the start and I think that was the problem and not the chosen strategy,” Binotto concludes.


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