Fourth place for Charles Leclerc ten seconds from the podium, seventh Carlos Sainz who surrendered to Valtteri Bottas only in the final: the Ferrari continues to confirm the growth shown in the last stages where it is continuing to precede the McLarens. The Maranello Scuderia is now 3.5 points behind that of Woking, with the Monegasque radiant at the end of the race once he crosses the finish line. The only drawback was a mistake in the pit stop with Carlos Sainz which cost two positions.
This is the analysis of the Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto to the microphones of Sky Sport F1: “Beautiful Charles race. He could push. In some places he was as fast as the first ones. Looking at the gap from the podium is one of the times we have come closer. The car is also growing thanks to the power unit. With Charles we got a good result for what our vehicle is today. He led a flawless race. Too bad for Sainz, seeing Charles who finished 25 seconds ahead of Ricciardo. Carlos also had the potential but we were unable to exploit it. He started with the reds, but did not have the opportunity to gain or maintain positions on the first lap. From there his race got complicated. He handled them very well, it wasn’t easy. He had an opportunity to brush up on Norris when he had to relinquish his position. He drove well trying to defend himself, too bad for the pit stop. We went from an undercut attempt to another problem during the stop. We have to try to improve every area this year, every detail counts. A pit stop today potentially cost us two positions on the track. On paper this race we were not favorites with McLaren, instead we gained 4 points over them. It’s a good result, it bodes well for the next two, but let’s do it one at a time. In Mexico we can be competitive, at least with respect to McLaren, let’s focus on this and then we’ll see ”.
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