Reviews Ferrari: Next podest chance first in Hungary?

13:55  30 may  2021
13:55  30 may  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Der Ferrari kam mit den langsamen Kurven in Monaco gut zurecht © Motorsport Images The Ferrari came with the slow curves in Monaco Well right

is there for Ferrari this season again the chance for a similar good result as in Monaco? The Scuderia showed a surprisingly strong performance at the weekend in Monte Carlo and was able to secure the pole position and on Sunday also Square two in the race .

"We had previously had a car that has performed very well in slow curves," Carlos Sainz had just made better opportunities in advance. But that it would be so good, was surprising for the Spaniard. "It did not do it as on Thursday. Immediately when I drove out of the box on Thursday, I felt a lot of confidence in the car."

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"The team has done the set-up perfectly, which gave me a lot of self-confidence. Also as Charles has risen into the car in the second workout, he was immediately there. This is a positive sign," says Sainz.

Ferrari have been able to get the tires well into the work window and also produces enough output without losing too much time on the short straight line. According to expert Marc Surer, is also the suspension of the SF21 a success secrecy : "The Ferrari is the least covered by all cars over the margins," says the ex-pilot in an interview on the YouTube channel from Formel1.de .

similar to Monaco? "There is not much"

the question is when and if Ferrari can repeat its strong performance from Monaco. With Baku, in the coming week, a city course is once again a city course on the program, which has a completely different characteristic and has just a 2.2 kilometer long.

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"You just have to look at the characteristic of Monaco and then see what track comes closest to the closest," says Sainz asking where Ferrari will retract the next podium. "But you will not find many."

Most likes Hungary as a route that has a similar characteristic as Monaco. Before, Baku, Le Castellet, Spielberg and Silverstone, it could be more difficult. "There will be stretch with slow curves on which we may be able to be competitive again, but that's not given," says team boss Mattia binotto.

Ferrari praises progress

This also sees Sainz so and emphasizes that a similar route does not mean that you can fight for the poles and victory. "Mercedes and Red Bull still have an advantage, and that's pretty hard," he says. That's why the missed victory in Monaco is also a bit difficult to digest, "because you do not know when the next chance will come."

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 © Motorsport Images Can Ferrari use its good starting position? The pole position in Monaco came with a small announcement, but the pole position in Baku but pretty surprising. Hardly any of the weekend would have set an Azerbaijanian manate - so the currency in the country - on Ferrari, but for the second time in a row Charles Leclerc stands on Sunday on starting place one ( Formula 1 2021 live in the ticker ). "That's a surprise for us," says sport director Laurent Mekies.

Binotto does not want to think about which route Ferrari could be competitive again. His focus is on the upcoming race in Baku - and then on that.

"We have shown that with a good preparation we can get the best potential from the car," says Binotto and announces the next development steps. "It will not be much, but they come. And it's important to work properly. We need to continue working step by step at the right direction of development."

"We can be proud that we have made a step and how competitive the car was on weekends," nods Sainz. "It's not easy to be fast in Monaco. And that Charles and I were so fast here lies on the good performance of the team and that everything worked so well."

Binotto: That needs Carlos Sainz in the second half of the season with Ferrari .
© Motorsport Images A smooth weekend lacks Carlos Sainz as a Ferrari pilot in his first half of the season as Ferrari pilot Carlos Sainz was able to the pace of his teammate Charles Leclerc Take well from the first race. In the overall standings, the Spaniard is in six three points before the middle class. Despite his impressive start in the new team, Sainz is missing. "What I expect from him in the second half, he, I believe, I already said," says Ferrari team boss Mattia Bombotto.

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