In the world title race between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne picks a side.
Mattia Binotto, Ferrari’s senior guy, has shared his predictions for who will win the Formula One World Championship this season.
Mattia Binotto, the CEO of Ferrari, predicts who will win the Formula One World Championship in 2021. He has weighed in on the title race between Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Ferrari is now third in the Constructors’ Championship, with Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the Drivers’ Championship.
Binotto believes Hamilton and Mercedes have an advantage, but he is not opposed to a new face being the sport’s champion.
“It’s an interesting challenge between two great drivers, and I hope they will fight until the end,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“If I had to gamble, I’d bet on Lewis because I believe Mercedes will win in the end,” he remarked. Max, on the other hand, has my admiration. It would be beneficial to the sport if the status quo was disrupted.”
Ferrari has a very skilled driving lineup that Binotto believes is destined for success. Ferrari last won the in 2008.
“I am certain that we have the best driver duo in Formula 1 with Leclerc and Sainz,” he exclaimed. They’re gifted, quick, and youthful, and they’re a sure bet for the future.
“We’re familiar with Charles. He grew up with us, and he would have had a victory and a podium without the incident in Monte Carlo and the unfortunate luck at the start in Hungary.”
Binotto has high expectations for Sainz and believes the Spaniard will win a race soon.
“He (Sainz) is self-assured, contributes to the team’s success, and communicates effectively with his engineers. He’s become a valuable member of the team and is getting a greater understanding of his vehicle,” he stated.
I expect him to be able to pull off a perfect weekend in the second half of the season, with no mistakes in qualifying or at the start of the race.”
The drivers are currently taking advantage of the F1 summer break to recharge their batteries.
Prior to the holiday, the competition on the track heated up when Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, resulting in a collision between the Brit and Verstappen, sending the Red Bull driver spinning off the track at high speed.
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