‘I Know That My Time Is Not Infinite’ – Mattia Binotto Reflects on Ferrari’s Disastrous 2020 F1 Campaign




After a difficult 2020 season, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto faced a lot of criticism for the Maranello team’s unfortunate downfall. the Italian took over the team from Maurizio Arrivabene in 2019 as Ferrari saw their worst season since 1980 in Binotto’s second year at the Red team.

After the dramatic decline in performance, Binotto admitted he is aware of his finite time in Ferrari. He also stated that he is currently working hard towards ensuring the Maranello team’s revival in the coming seasons by focusing on stability.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 13: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 during the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

He said, “There are no changes in our plans, no changes in what is our future. I know that my time is not infinite, certainly. I am pretty aware of the fact that, as a team, we need to do well, and myself as well as principal to do well, in the next seasons.”

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Binotto admits Ferrari was below par in 2020

The Maranello outfit ended the season at the bottom of the midfield. Their rivals comfortably beat them, and midfield teams overtook them in the standings. Binotto accepted that their performance was not up to the standard last season.

He said, “Overall, it was a very intense, dense season, difficult for many aspects, where our performance was inadequate. Finishing sixth in the constructors’ is very bad as since 1980 that had not happened. But it’s a season where I think we invested a lot in the future.”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 12: Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The 2020 season was a tough pill to swallow for everyone involved with Ferrari. The team is now focusing on creating a solid foundation going ahead. The Maranello team will use the platform to launch their comeback in the upcoming seasons.

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