Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto has hailed the Ferrari driver lineup as the “best in F1”.

After the conclusion of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have scored more points than the entire last season. This is made more impressive by the fact that only half the season is over.

Binotto was recently asked about how he rated his driver lineup so far, and whether he was happy with how things are going for the Prancing Horse.

“I’m very happy for many reasons,” Binotto said.

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Mattia Binotto is very happy with his driver lineup of Carlos Sainz (left) and Charles Leclerc (right). Source: formula1.com

“The first is that I think we’ve got the best line-up of the entire pit lane. The second, because we know Charles is (a) fantastic driver, very talented, but he still continues improving and I’m pretty happy with that. He’s got great opportunities for a win -the first was in Monaco, but for reasons we know, it didn’t happen,” he said.

Team spirit

Binotto did not leave out Carlos Sainz, and praised the Spaniard for being equally as good as his teammate.

“I think that Carlos is integrating very well. He’s improving race by race, he’s somehow a great, let me say, benchmark for Charles as well, pushing him as well when conditions are more difficult,” Binotto said.

“As you said, 80 points each. It shows how important it is somehow to have two good drivers scoring points for the constructor. I’m very happy with that. And looking forward, I think those two guys will give us great satisfaction,” Binotto concluded.

Ferrari is having a way better season than last time. In fact, they actually have a decent car this time around. Although they are behind Mercedes and Red Bull, they are involved in a fantastic midfield battle with old rivals McLaren. With the rest of the season to go, it will be an epic rivalry full of thrills.

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