BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 31: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF21 during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 31, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Ferrari were left unhappy with Max Verstappen’s celebrations after the Abu Dhabi GP, saying that they wanted to be in his place.

Ferrari took P3 in the Constructors’ Championship after staging a great comeback against rivals McLaren. However, they know that they belong at the very top, and that is something that hasn’t been the case for a while.

They hit rock-bottom in 2020 when they finished sixth. Going by that time, P3 is a remarkable result, but it’s something that will be bothering them with respect to their ambitions and history.

As a result, Ferrari were left unhappy with champion Max Verstappen’s celebrations, having been hit with a bit of FOMO of sorts.

“We can’t say we’re happy, and we’re not happy to see other people partying,” Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto told Sky Italia.

“At Ferrari, getting back on top is our responsibility. For Ferrari, winning should always be the goal.”

Ferrari star Carlos Sainz secured a podium at the season finale in Abu Dhabi
Ferrari still have work to do. Source: Getty Images

Work to be done

Ferrari have not won a race since the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. It has been more than two years of not being where the team thinks they should be, and they are eager to make a return to that place as soon as possible.

However, the team and Binotto are aware that such results don’t come with the drop of a hat. He said that patience was a virtue in these matters.

“These two years have taught us the fatigue of not being able to compete for the best positions, and patience,” he said.

“After all, we can’t say we are satisfied, and we are not happy to see others celebrating.

“So I say fatigue, patience and when it’s important, to improve in order to reach these goals and objectives of ours.”

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