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fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
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por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
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esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
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mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
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hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
  • 1 OCO LAP 70
  • 2 HAM + 2.736
  • 3 SAI + 15.018
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bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
  • 1 VER LAP 1
  • 2 RUS
  • 3 HAM
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nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
  • 1 VER LAP 72
  • 2 HAM + 20.932
  • 3 BOT + 56.460
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
  • 1 RIC LAP 53
  • 2 NOR + 1.747
  • 3 BOT + 4.921
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
  • 1 HAM LAP 53
  • 2 VER + 53.271
  • 3 SAI + 62.475
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tur
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
  • 1 BOT LAP 58
  • 2 VER + 14.584
  • 3 PER + 33.471
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  • 1 VER LAP 56
  • 2 HAM + 1.333
  • 3 PER + 42.223
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mex
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 16.555
  • 3 PER + 17.752
usa
bra
fri 12 nov - sun 14 nov
  • 1 HAM LAP 71
  • 2 VER + 10.496
  • 3 BOT + 13.576
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qat
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  • 1 HAM LAP 57
  • 2 VER + 25.743
  • 3 ALO + 59.457
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fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
  • 1 HAM LAP 50
  • 2 VER + 21.825
  • 3 BOT + 27.531
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fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec

F1 standings

  • 1 VER 369.5
  • 2 HAM 369.5
  • 3 BOT 218
FP1 fri 10 dec
FP2 fri 10 dec
FP3 sat 11 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
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Ferrari

Ferrari: P3 would reflect 'great output of effort' after restructuring

Ferrari have built a strong points lead over McLaren as the teams continue in the battle for third place in the Constructors' Championship, marking a big step forward for the Scuderia following a difficult 2020 season.

Ferrari's Mattia Binotto admits that achieving P3 in the Constructors' Championship would reflect the huge effort made by the team in what has been a period of 'reconstruction'.

Following a difficult season in 2020, the Scuderia underwent some restructuring, a process that involved several key changes to their technical department. As part of this, Binotto also stepped back from the hands-on technical side of his job in order to focus on other aspects of his role.

The team have made great progress in 2021, and now have a 39.5 point lead over McLaren in the battle for third place. Binotto admits that, given their recent struggles as well as wider issues including the cost cap, achieving this would be an impressive feat.

"Obviously, the championship is not over yet," Binotto told media including RacingNews365.com after the Qatar Grand Prix. "[There are] two races to go, so we are focused on trying to do the best [we can] for the last two.

"But no doubt, if I look at where we were last year, [in] sixth, [with] very little points in the championship, I think we made the most we could do with the current regulations where most of the car was frozen [from development], and very limited opportunities [in other areas as well].

"[We've had] a budget cap in 2021, where we have had to put priorities on the 2022 [car] to develop instead of the 2021 [car].

"So overall I think that the team have made great progress for what was possible to do, and for that I am happy, because the third position is a great output of the efforts."

Progress from the start of 2021

As well as making steps forward since 2020, Binotto also feels that Ferrari have continually progressed throughout the 2021 season.

"I think that the race team since the very start of the season has made a lot of progress," Binotto explained.

"It has made a lot of progress in terms of strategy, the way we manage the communication with the drivers, the understanding of what we're doing."

Binotto feels that the team's pit-stops and tyre management have gotten better too, and has praised drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz for managing this at the recent Qatar Grand Prix.

"Our two drivers always tried to control the pace, never pushed the limits," the Italian said.

"Which can be difficult for them, because they were very keen to push more, but we told them [to] always try to control the pace, because we knew that there was a risk of [the tyres] wearing out.

"I think taking no risks at the end [along with] maybe some luck, [has seen] some benefits in the results."

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