Ferrari staff boss Mattia Binotto says the outfit is receptive to sacrificing straight-line pace if it improves the general efficiency of its SF90.
The Scuderia arrived on the Paul Ricard circuit with a bunch of updates for his or her SF90 however they didn’t yield the efficiency positive aspects they’d hoped for.
Charles Leclerc was the staff’s finest qualifier in third and was third once more on Sunday afternoon, crossing the road 19s down on race winner Lewis Hamilton.
His team-mate Sebastian Vettel was 63s off the tempo in fifth place.
Whereas Ferrari’s straight-line pace was once more among the finest, the Scuderia misplaced lap time because of a scarcity of downforce.
Crew boss Mattia Binotto says that’s one thing they’ve to contemplate altering.
The hunt for extra downforce… #FrenchGP #F1https://t.co/6g2bifTBL3
— System 1 (@F1) June 25, 2019
“I believe we’re in search of, finally, extra downforce to the detriment of the pace,” he instructed Autosport.
“Even when the automobile won’t be too environment friendly, [it will] give extra downforce to get the tyres working.
“That would be the course to go.
“[In qualifying at Paul Ricard] we’ve seen how troublesome to get the tyres working.
“That’s one thing we’re targeted on.”
“We try every little thing, we’re throwing every little thing at it” #FrenchGP #F1https://t.co/WuVQ4jjt3T
— System 1 (@F1) June 24, 2019
Though Ferrari obtained each automobiles contained in the factors at Paul Ricard, and one on the rostrum, Binotto acknowledges that they “can’t be blissful” with the consequence.
He added: “We will solely be proud of the instances we can be quicker than all of the rivals.
“However we all know we had been anticipating a troublesome race weekend right here in Paul Ricard.
“We weren’t anticipating to shut the hole in any respect right here. We introduced some upgrades, some labored effectively, others not.
“It’s at all times a disgrace when one thing’s not working.
“We’ve obtained some homework to do in that respect, however that exhibits we have now some margin to enhance the automobile.
“So not less than the course we’re beginning to set is the appropriate one.”
Passport, hand baggage, suitcase, telephone & #SF90 x2… We’re packed and on our means Austria!
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— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) June 25, 2019
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