“If I had to bet, I would bet on”– Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto puts his money on Lewis Hamilton for winning the 2021 championship.
Ferrari is set to roar back in Formula 1 once the season resumes later this month and is again eyeing to compete against McLaren for P3 in the table.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 8, 2021
Mattia Binotto, who is delighted to see his team’s current status being multiple times better than what it was in 2020, credits it to the efforts of Charles Leclerc and the new signing Carlos Sainz, who is already looking fine-tuned with the Maranello based team.
”I am convinced that with Leclerc and Sainz, we have the best driver duo in Formula 1. They are talented, fast, young, and a guarantee for the future.”
“We know Charles. He grew up with us, and without the incident in Monte Carlo and the bad luck at the start in Hungary, he would have had a victory and a podium behind his name”, Binotto said at La Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘Carlos has not surprised me. Before we took him, we analysed his character. He is confident, brings in points for the team and is very strong in communication with his engineers.”
“He is integrated within the team and understands his car better and better. In the second half of the season, I expect him to be able to pull off a perfect weekend, with no mistakes in qualifying or at the start of the race.”
Putting money on Lewis Hamilton
This year, the fight for the championship is between Red Bull and Mercedes, as every race is turning out to be a nail-biting contest; amidst this, Binotto is only willing to put his money on Mercedes’ ace Lewis Hamilton.
‘It’s an interesting challenge between two great drivers, and I hope they will fight to the end. If I had to bet, I would bet on Lewis because I think Mercedes will win it at the end.”
“However, I also applaud Max. It would be good for the sport if the status quo is broken”, the Ferrari team boss concludes.