Ferrari does not expect to have the fastest car at the Austrian Grand Prix when F1 kicks off its 2020 season on July 5th at the Red Bull Ring.
The Italian team believes it will take at least three races before it knows the true potential of its car this year, not least because Ferrari has not introduced any updates to the SF1000 since the first race [cancelled] in Australia due to lockdown.
“We haven’t been able to work much due to the long closure of the factories, where there hasn’t been an opportunity to develop the car, work on the data or work on the wind tunnels. ” Mattia Binotto explains to the printed edition of Marca, the Spanish newspaper.
“We went back to work a few days ago and we are trying to correct these weaknesses,
“But we are where we were in Australia, and it will be a car similar to the one that starts in Austria. Developments will come later.
“So I don’t expect us to have the fastest car in Austria.” admits the Ferrari boss,
“We will have to score as many points as possible at the start of the World Championship and try to react afterwards, although there are fewer development options with the new regulations which have frozen several parts of the car. ”
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