The GP in Florida confirmed the speed in qualifying of the F1-75, but also that of Verstappen and the RB18 in the race. The team principal: “They have two tenths per lap and we are disappointed, but they have spent on this, now we too will have to develop developments. Good Leclerc and Sainz, they are confirmed as the best couple”
– Miami (usa)
A scream still strangled by him, always by him. Ferrari closes the Miami GP by bowing to Max Verstappen, the amazing protagonist of the first GP raced in the capital of Florida. On Saturday the F1-75 had made people dream, but the points are awarded on Sunday and yesterday Max did not discount, sucking first Sainz, then Leclerc and undermining some certainty that was (legitimately) starting to make his way around Maranello.
red bull answer
Nothing irreparable, it must be said, the F1-75 is a fast car, qualifying and the race in Florida fortunately confirmed it, the foundations for a top season are all there. However, for the second consecutive GP it was Red Bull that showed more quality in releasing speed on the race pace and in managing tire wear in the various stints of the race. And with all the compounds available: the soft ones in the Sprint section of Imola, the medium and hard ones in the GPs at Imola and Miami. From this point of view, the Red Bull test in Romagna had been a good response to the equally great test of the Red Bull in Australia and therefore yesterday’s race was very much awaited for verification. Well, the answer is that the RB18 has made a clear step forward and now the Cavallino is called upon to respond with equally effective developments. They will arrive in Spain, a race that promises to be extremely interesting.
who spends more
In light of all this, the words of team principal Mattia Binotto after yesterday’s race should be read: “I cannot be completely satisfied with today’s race – he said – because even if the F1-75 proved to be competitive, our rivals they were a couple of tenths per lap faster than us. If we look at the points we bring home we shouldn’t be too disappointed, especially as we are still leading both world rankings, but it is clear that on our part an answer is needed “. In the background, Binotto then referred to the budget cap, the ceiling on the costs of those developments which, he suggests, Red Bull has already drawn on: “The disappointment is to see that Red Bull is faster than a couple of races in the last two races. tenths per lap. We need to develop and work, they have spent a lot and my hope is that they have less money than us. We hope to close the gap in Spain. “
what a couple!
The positive side is that we saw both drivers run very well, taking the podium and guaranteeing many points. Binotto complimented them: “They deserve them, Charles after the splendid pole, left no stone unturned to win. Carlos has been able to recover the ground lost on Friday since qualifying and was the author of a solid race, in the final of which He defended himself well from Perez. There are still many races and there is a desire to do. The two drivers worked very well, he is the best couple in the pit lane. ”
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