Ferrari, already in the middle of the season, scored more points than the whole 2020 in the constructors’ standings: 163 against 131 despite six fewer Grands Prix. Thanks to a clearly improved SF21 compared to those who preceded it. Of course, the top speed problems remain, but at least on the aerodynamic side, work has been done to improve some critical issues that made the 2020 car one of the worst ever conceived at Maranello in recent decades. Then there is the driver factor: if Charles Leclerc he went from 63 to 80 points, thus earning 17, the real difference comes from the second guide, with Carlos Sainz which is 83, 66 more than Sebastian had conquered Vettel after last year’s 11th Grand Prix (Nürburgring).
The team principal Mattia Binotto he is aware of having at his disposal a great couple of drivers, in which the separation between first and second driving is slowly fading: “I am very happy for several reasons. The first reason is that I think that we have the best line-up in the entire paddock. The second is that Charles is a fantastic driver, very talented, despite this he continues to improve, he had and will have great opportunities for a victory: the first was in Monaco, but for reasons we know he did not arrive“, These are the statements collected from the Formula 1 website.”On the other hand I believe that Carlos is integrating very well. He’s improving from race to race, it’s a great landmark also for Charles, pushing him even when conditions are more difficult. The fact that without Vettel’s penalty they would have had 80 points each shows how important it is to have two good drivers in the constructors’ standings. Looking ahead, I think these two guys will give us great satisfaction“.