However, the team is currently going through a rough patch especially after being overtaken by Red Bull this season.
Additionally, the Silver Arrows have failed to secure a win in four consecutive races.
Mercedes lose their lead
The Brackley-based outfit is second in the constructor’s standings, 40 points behind rivals Red Bull.
The race in Baku saw the team lose their lead in both the standings since the 2018 German Grand Prix.
What did Binotto say?
According to Binotto, Mercedes saw several internal changes last season and as a result, their stability was compromised.
“If we look at Mercedes already in the course of last year there have been significant internal changes, with roles that may have been revised and the signing with the driver (Hamilton) that came only in February,” he said.
“I think they are signs of a distraction that has led to the current situation.”
Binotto was all in praise of Red Bull.
“Red Bull did a great job,” he stated.
“I think it is fair to underline that they are achieving excellent results because they can count on a team that has been stable for many years, despite having faced difficulties,” he concluded.
Ferrari for P3 in constructors?
The Reds are hoping to score more points in the second race at the Red Bull Ring.
Leclerc had a phenomenal performance
Charles Leclerc started the race from P7.
However, after early contact with Pierre Gasly on Lap 1, he fell to the second last place.
The Monegasque driver managed to fight his way up the grid to finish where he started from.
As a result, Ferrari was able to earn 14 points placing them 12 points behind rivals McLaren.
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