Seven and a half points: this is the gap between McLaren and Ferrari at the end of the Turkish Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc attempted to win the race by finishing in fourth position after extending the first stint with intermediate tires, while Carlos Sainz climbed up to final eighth place behind former boxing mate Lando Norris, seventh and best McLaren driver at the ‘I arrive. Daniel Ricciardo out of the points, never in the race.
In light of what was observed in Turkey, Ferrari it shouldn’t have any major problems in overtaking McLaren in the constructors’ standings, with the Woking team that risks paying dearly for the rain that fell in the final in Sochi, an event that led to a wrong strategy Lando Norris otherwise launched towards the success that would have been the second consecutive for McLaren after the double obtained at Monza. With this upgraded power unit in the hybrid system Leclerc and Sainz have shown that they can not only beat McLarens, but also look forward to annoying Mercedes and Red Bull.
The Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto stressed the importance for the men in red to fight for a specific goal, a gym towards 2022 to learn how to work under stress: “Third place is our goal – the words of Binotto reported by the German newspaper Auto Motor und Sport – it is important to learn to work under pressure to reach and obtain a specific goal “.