Ferrari is performing much better this season than in 2020. Where the Italian team had to deal with a lot of disappointments last year, this season’s performance is positive again. According to Mattio Binotto, Carlo Vanzini is too critical for the team though.
The Sky Italia commentator regularly states that Ferrari still doesn’t have a championship worthy car at their disposal. The Ferrari team boss, however, doesn’t understand the criticism as much. “It doesn’t do honour to the team, because I think it’s a team performance”, he told Formule1.nl. “Last year we were still lapped here, so the progression is clear. But I think we have to acknowledge the team’s effort here. This is a team effort, not just from the drivers.”
According to the commentator Charles Leclerc would be ready to join Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in the battle for the world championship, but Ferrari refuses to provide him with a good car. In Barcelona, Leclerc was keen to compete with Valtteri Bottas, but failed. “Charles is great in a one-on-one duel. He had a good start and kept Bottas behind him. But we knew our race was not with him,” Binotto said.
Hamilton is currently top of the world championship standings with 94 points, 14 points more than number two Verstappen. Bottas, Lando Norris and Leclerc complete the top five.