Binotto: Ferrari will not have a big evolution for Miami
Mattia Binotto has insisted that Ferrari will not have any major updates to its car for the Miami Grand Prix, but will adapt the F1-75 to the requirements of the circuit.
It seems that Ferrari is extremely confident in its F1-75, as the team has yet to introduce any major upgrades to its 2022 single-seater, nor are they planning any significant changes for the upcoming Miami Grand Prix. , despite Red Bull beating them on their home turf – at Imola – in an upgraded RB18, which delivered the first 0ne-two for the energy drink team since 2016.
“No, we won’t have a big evolution, but we will have new parts on the car because Miami is a high-speed circuit and in terms of downforce it’s quite different, because it requires less aerodynamic grip. “, said Mattia. Binotto’s response to a question on the subject, quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
“We will adapt our car to the downforce level of the circuit and continue to work to avoid the porpoises, which are still quite visible, certainly more so than Red Bull, and there is still potential performance there that we have to try to improve. ‘reach.” .
“The evolutions will come soon after,” he revealed.
Ferrari will adapt to the high-speed nature of Miami
Earlier, Binotto spoke to the media at the FIA press conference at Imola, addressed the issue of racing in Miami and explained his team’s approach, while insisting that no bet major update would not be made to the F1-75, just specific to the track. changes.
“Because Miami is a high-speed circuit compared to the ones we had so far, in terms of downforce, we are going to run something different compared to what we have,” he explained. .
“Hopefully the level of downforce we bring to Miami, we’re confident it’s quite effective. But we also know that Red Bull have a good mid/low downforce set as well, and they’ll be competitive.
“It will be a completely new track and a new challenge, quite interesting, and I’m quite curious to be there,” he said.
Asked about the differences between Red Bull and Ferrari in terms of their top speed, the Ferrari boss said: “If I look at Jeddah they were definitely a lot faster.
“If I look at Bahrain, there the DRS effect was definitely strong, and the way they were catching us on the straight was significant.
“But if I look at Australia, I think they put downforce, and the speed was very similar between the two cars.
Top speed disparity between Red Bull and Ferrari is related to downforce
“If you look at the rear fenders they have, they’ve definitely increased the level of downforce. And I think when we’re racing on similar fenders we’re pretty close in terms of speed as well.
“So I don’t think there’s a big difference there,” Binotto said. “We know we can improve our wings to make them more efficient, but I don’t expect that to be a problem for some circuits.
“As Ferrari we will definitely have new fenders for medium-low downforce in the next few races if needed,” continued the 52-year-old. “And then it’s just a matter of compromise, and the compromise on what you think is best in terms of not just qualifying lap times, but also race pace and tire degradation.
“There were races where I think our choice was the right one. Maybe in Jeddah, or just for, let me say, for a few laps, theirs turned out to be the right one.
“But that, I think, is great: the fact that we can have different solutions, different configurations, different choices, only makes the race more spectacular,” said the Swiss-born Italian.
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