Binotto wants “serenity” of Ferrari finishing third in Constructors’

Mattia Binotto wants the “serenity” of Ferrari finishing third in the Constructors’ Championship, saying that it would help their off-season.

Ferrari have produced a true master’s comeback to sit where they are today. Barring an extraordinary collapse, they have one hand on the bronze medal, and have ousted McLaren from third place over the last few races.

McLaren started the season really well, and looked to be third-best. However, their unbelievable capitulation opened the door for Ferrari to rub salt into their wounds. As F1 heads into the final race of the season, the Italian outfit has done what everyone wrote them off for.

Binotto wants the “serenity” of Ferrari finishing third in the Constructors’ Championship, and expressed his happiness with how things went.

“It’s great to finish third, but I think it’s really the best we could have done this year,” he said, as quoted by RaceFans.

“We know that’s not the real objective for Ferrari. We know that we are the best, and the best hypothetical is still very big.

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Ferrari have well and truly salvaged their season. Source: formula1.com

“But I think we can somehow be satisfied for this season, we are really looking ahead at the next one. Finishing third, somehow it gives us some serenity for the wintertime, trying to work well on what’s the next year’s car.”

Next season prep

Ferrari have announced their intent to challenge for the title next season, going one better from their 2021 season. Should they nail the regulations, we could see the Ferrari of old winning and returning to the glory days.

It will be a clean slate for every team in 2022. Ferrari doing good would be a major statement from the team which hasn’t won since 2007. We could even be looking at Ferrari being world champions. How long has it been since we heard that?

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