“Ferrari’s ambition is to compete,” Mattia Binotto fires warning to Red Bull and Mercedes ahead of season opener in Bahrain

Mattia Binotto expresses his intent to go for the title and nothing less

Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto
Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto

Ferrari and Mattia Binotto have been going through a rebuilding phase with a vision to reach the top as soon as possible. The Italian giants have been out of title contention ever since the dominance of Red Bull and Mercedes began. This has been a cause of concern for a team having a rich history and such a loyal fan base who have supported the team through thick and thin. It’s about time for Ferrari to roll back the years.

Ferrari has evidently been lagging behind the pace setters. Mercedes and Red Bull have made some breathing space for themselves at the front of the grid. There have been some impressive results for Ferrari, but that hasn’t been anywhere consistent. Ferrari has sought themselves out ever since. The Italian giants went on to sign a young Charles Leclerc, which is very unlike Ferrari but the team has decided to take a risk to win the big one.

After losing Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari signed Carlos Sainz, another promising young talent. So, as far as the driver line-up goes, Mattia Binotto should be content. But, Mattia Binotto should also realize that this is their opportunity to put the foot on pedal and go for it. With the massive overhaul in regulations, it has somewhat made it a level playing field for the chasing pack.

Mattia Binotto expresses his intent to go for the title and nothing less

Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz with the F1-75 at the digital launch event
Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz with the F1-75

That’s what Mercedes did back in 2014 taking over from Red Bull. Ferrari can do the same if it plays its cards right. Mattia Binotto recognized the importance of this time. He recently said, “Our ambition is to be able to compete, we want to be able to fight in every race and so at the start I don’t sign up for a second place.”

I do not have the presumption to say that it would not be a satisfactory result, but I have the ambition to go to the race to win.” As reported by motorsport.

Ferrari and Mattia Binotto have an excellent opportunity to pounce on following an impressive pre season showing both in Bahrain and Barcelona. This could open doors for Ferrari and hopefully it can continue the same form come race day this weekend.

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