Ferrari chairman says team cannot be competitive before 2022

Ferrari chairman John Elkann says the team cannot expect to be competitive in Formula 1 before 2022. Elkaan has also expressed his “total trust” in team principal Mattia Binotto after Ferrari’s difficult start to the new season. “This year we are not competitive because of car design errors,” Elkann said. Elkann said that Ferrari supported the decision taken at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to delay new rules aimed at closing up the field until 2022. But he admitted that this decision, and the fact that teams have to use the same cars again in 2021 as this year, would penalise Ferrari “greatly, given that we start off poorly – and we must be realistic and aware of the structural weaknesses of the machine, with which we have been living for a decade”. “In the past 10 years we have had champions such as (Fernando) Alonso and Vettel, who have been world champions,” Elkann said.

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