Mattia Binotto reviews Ferrari’s 2022 season, says “winning mentality of the Schumacher era is missing,”

Mattia Binotto compares Ferrari's current situation to that when Michael Schumacher was winning them races on a regular basis.

Mattia and Michael
Mattia and Michael

Mattia Binotto, the Ferrari Team Principal, has recently praised his drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, but has also indicated that the Italian team is missing the winning mentality that they had when Michal Schumacher was behind their wheel.

Mattia Binotto spoke at the sports festival in Toreno that was organized by the Gazetta Dello Sport, and during the event, the Italian delved deep into Ferrari’s current and future prospects in F1.

The 2022 F1 season is 16 rounds down, and Ferrari, as things stand, is pretty much out of the Championship picture. However, despite being out of the running for the title, Binotto has praised his drivers by saying, “They get along very well with each other and for the contribution they make, for how they help each other contribute to the growth of the team.”

Mattia Binotto has showered high praise on Sainz and Leclerc and ardently feels that the duo is the right fit for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team.

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Mattia Binotto’s take on how different things are at Ferrari compared to Michael Schumacher’s era

Mattia Binotto
Mattia Binotto

Mattia Binotto has been with the Maranello-based F1 team since 1995 and knows everything that there is to know about the iconic team. Moreover, the Italian while talking about Michael Schumacher’s supreme reign with Ferrari said, “That winning mentality that was Schumacher at the time and that pushed you to do better after each victory”. And a few mistakes too many… “In Barcelona and Baku, we had trouble when we were in the lead...”

Binotto has revealed that Ferrari’s frame of mind was completely different during the Michael Schumacher days, and feels that over the years, the team has lost a bit of the winning mentality.

The Ferrari F1-75
The Ferrari F1-75

The Italian team has got a decent car this year, but despite that, has lost out in their battle against the Red Bull team. Their season has gone off track because of varied reasons and with six races left on the 2022 calendar, all the team can do is keep pushing and try and challenge for victories starting from the upcoming Singapore GP onwards.

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