Half empty or half full? Ferrari can toast to win third place in the World Constructors’ Championship. The results of the F1 Mexican GP allowed the Maranello team to beat McLaren and gain the position by a margin of 13.5 points over the Woking team.
but, Different thickness was expected from the performance of SF21. The improvements seen over the weekends in Turkey and the US have given comfort, so much so that one can hope to approach the Prancing Horse from Mercedes to Red Bull.
In Mexico City, the music has changed negatively. Red had so many problems in terms of balance and tire use that Monegasque Charles Leclerc found himself in trouble with the hard tyres. The granules plagued the Monaco race and that’s why Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri was unapproachable.
This evidence must be combined with the dubbing suffered by Carlos Sainz and the dubbing of Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) against Charles.. Basically, the gap in terms of speed from the top is very important and the chronometer does not lie from this point of view. Mattia Binotto spoke of beneficial bidding and unfulfilled expectations.
To understand if they can explain the reasons in Maranello and find the solutions at the same time. 2021, as we know, is a year of transition. However, from next year, it will no longer be acceptable to think that red is in contention for a maximum of one-third in the constructors. Hence these signs are certainly not pleased.
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