System 1 |  Ferrari: Binotto needs support, not criticism says F1 CEO

System 1 | Ferrari: Binotto needs support, not criticism says F1 CEO


F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has backed current Ferrari F1 boss Mattia Binotto as there are already claims in Italy that heads are set to start at Maranello.

Nico Rosberg, the 2016 world champion, recently criticized the Italian team after Zandvoort, insisting that even the Formula 2 and Formula 3 teams handled the race strategy and pit stops better than Ferrari in 2022 so far.

“It’s easy to criticize inside and outside,” said Domenicali, who led Ferrari until he stepped down under pressure in early 2014.

“But I think right now everyone at Ferrari has to support Mattia Binotto.”

“After that, I don’t allow myself to judge the choices that Chairman John Elkann and Binotto will have to make to get the results they deserve.”

However, Ferrari’s reliability issues this year along with driver errors, strategy and pit stops have given Max Verstappen and Red Bull a clear path to dominating the championship.

“With this big gap between first and second in the championship, we have to assess the specific role of reliability and management.

“But in general, the gaps are smaller than in the past, which leaves us with a three-way fight or even a 3-way battle that promises to be a spectacle until the end.”