Ferrari did not have the best of outings in the recently concluded French Grand Prix after Charles Leclerc crashed out of the race, giving away the lead to eventual winner and reigning world champion Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Notably, this is the third race where Leclerc has crashed out of the contest this season after leading the race.
After the victory at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Verstappen stands 63 points ahead of his rival Charles Leclerc, while Red Bull are leading the Constructor’s championship by 82 points. Although the gap between Ferrari and Red Bull appears to be immense, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is optimistic and believes his team can win every remaining race in the season.
“What we are focused on is trying to go to each single race and get the maximum results out from it. It didn’t happen at Paul Ricard, but I think we have already shifted our focus to Hungary,” he said.
Binotto further shared that every single race counts for the same and Ferrari is currently targetting to do well in upcoming races. Commenting on the Red Bull’s huge lead, the Ferrari team principal said he is not aware of that and hardly ever counts it.
“I am not aware of the points tally at the moment. I don’t know about the gap between first and second,” he added. He claimed that Ferrari has the perfect package right now and with good pace, the team will surely perform well. While Leclerc suffered a massive loss of points after crashing out of the French GP, Binotto believes that Monegasque’s pace can turn things around very quickly.
“What I have said to Charles is that things are more complicated, but not impossible. We are hoping to taste some incredible victory at the end. We need to stay focused in each single race. If I look back on the last races, we had always a great potential. Although, it didn’t turn into the best results in terms of championship points, but right now there is no reason to believe that it can’t happen in remaining of races,” the 52-year-old stated.