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Italian Grand Prix 2022

Race control "must do their jobs better" says Binotto

The Ferrari boss was unhappy as to how the Italian Grand Prix ended behind the Safety Car at Monza.

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Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says Formula 1 race control "must do their jobs better" after the Italian Grand Prix ended behind the Safety Car.

Binotto's driver Charles Leclerc started on pole position at Monza, and was trying to hunt down leader Max Verstappen in the closing stages after making a second pitstop for Soft tyres.

Leclerc was not doing enough to reel Verstappen's Red Bull in, but was presented with a good opportunity to snatch the win after the Safety Car was deployed on Lap 48 of 53 for Daniel Ricciardo's stricken McLaren.

However, marshals were unable to remove the McLaren, meaning the race finished behind the Safety Car, with Leclerc therefore unable to have a chance at passing Verstappen.

This left Binotto frustrated post-race as Verstappen moved seven points closer to a second world title.

Binotto frustrated with race control

"I think it is simple, they just need to do their job better," Binotto explained to ORF.

"They've waited too long [to bring the Safety Car in] and we don't know why.

"I know there's been a lot in change in [race control], and they have less experience but this needs to be better during the race."

However, despite his frustration about the ending, Binotto did admit that Verstappen had superior pace and was likely to win regardless before the Safety Car was deployed.

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