Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is certain that Ferrari will once again be competitive in the upcoming season.
The Italian outfit suffered a forgettable 2020, finishing in sixth position as far as the constructors’ championship is concerned.
Wolff believes Ferrari has atoned for its errors in the previous season and will once again be right up at the top of the grid.
The entry of Carlos Sainz means that Ferrari will now be confident it has two proficient drivers behind the wheel and Wolff knows exactly what that could mean for the immediate future of the team.
“It will be exciting to see how Carlos Sainz does against Charles Leclerc. Ferrari will be stronger than 2020, Scuderia just has to. It also suffered from a weak chassis last year. I assume that mistakes have been corrected,” Wolff said.
A weak chassis and power units that inevitably found a way to fail led to a dismal showing for Ferrari last year. Rather surprisingly, Ferrari suffered a number of DNFs and were therefore unable to muster a challenge.
Sainz is a reputed driver and many believe he is at the peak of his abilities as a driver, having gained a considerable amount of experience over the years.
Earlier this year, Sainz and LeClerc test drove Ferrari’s 2018 challenger.
The team is set to launch its challenger and showcase the team personnel on different days. 26 February will be when the drivers field questions from the media and 10 March will see the launch of the car.
Pre-season testing will take place in Bahrain, with the opening Grand Prix slated to take place on 28 March.