After or abandonment twice at the Formula 1 Azerbaijan GP, with Charles Leclerc suffering from an engine failure as Carlos Sainz had hydraulic problems, Ferrari chef, Mattia Binotto, said he preferred or challenged to have an unreliable car, rather than have a competitive package, do what or what.
This was the third abandonment of the Italian time in 2022 due to reliability issues, with Leclerc having engine problems in Barcelona. In Baku, Ferrari’s customer teams also suffered, with Kevin Magnussen and Zhou Guanyu not completing the test also because of the power unit.
Binotto said that he was not surprised to see the reliability problems after the manufacturer’s effort to improve the power unit for this season, seeking to reduce the difference between Mercedes and Red Bull / Honda.
“I’m not surprised. I’m certainly worried and unsettled. Because it’s something we have to try to solve and that we haven’t seen yet. But I can’t blame the team, because I know the effort they made to solve the question of the past performance. I know It was a long day and the enthusiasm I didn’t hit before the start of the championship”.
“As I said, it’s a day, and there’s still another step for now. As a team, we have to stay united and do our best. We managed to do a good job here, and it’s still not over. I prefer to have a good performance and try to solve reliability do that or contrary”.
Binotto admitted that the team’s biggest concern is not having a definitive solution to recent non-engine reliability issues.
“It’s a concern. It’s a bigger concern because we don’t have an answer, and I’d like to have it now, to know what the problem is. I hardly know that we’ll need a new engine, it still yields a lot in the season… Sometimes Problems may not have a quick solution”.
“So we don’t know what strategy we will adopt, it is simply a smaller kilometer or another type of use. It is something that we need to understand in the next few days and, together, we will have a clearer answer for Canada.”
Mas Binotto downplays the suggestion that they need to win in Montreal for Ferrari to return to the fight for the title.
“I don’t think there is an obligation. We are going to focus run by run, trying to maximize our potential. There is certainly something wrong, and it is not just reliability, we have to look for the details.”
“More in the factory now that, as always, is a learned skill, trying to learn and evolve, or more quickly possible, trying to make our product stronger and stronger”.
Source: With Agencies