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Binotto knows time is ticking at Ferrari

Ferrari fell down the Formula 1 grid in 2020, finishing the season sixth in the constructors' standings while failing to register a victory. As a result Mattia Binotto knows things have to turn around quickly in 2021.

Mattia Binotto says that he has Ferrari's full support as he looks to turn around the team's fortunes in 2021, however he knows that his time with the Scuderia is "not infinite." The Italian outfit enter the new season with renewed optimism and a new driver, as Carlos Sainz has been brought in to replace Sebastian Vettel. Binotto, who's been at the helm of the team since taking over for Maurizio Arrivabene in 2019, knows that although he has the backing of the team to turn things around, he doesn't have forever. "There are no changes in our plans, no changes in what is our future," Binotto told Formula1.com. "I know that my time is not infinite, certainly. I am pretty aware of the fact that, as a team, we need to do well, and myself as well as principal to do well, in the next seasons.” Ferrari had their worst finish in the constructors' championship since 1980 last time out, but Binotto is confident pieces are in place that will help turn their fortunes around. “Overall, it was a very intense, dense season, difficult for many aspects, where our performance was inadequate,” Binotto added. “Finishing sixth in the constructors’ is very bad as since 1980 that had not happened. But it’s a season where I think we invested a lot in the future. We are trying to create the solid foundations which are required to become very competitive and hopefully to open a new cycle for the future.”

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