Ferrari F1 rep ‘FIA needs to do a better job'[]

Ferrari F1 boss

Ferrari F1 team principal Mattia Binotto says the FIA ​​should have done a better job with the safety car at the end of the Italian Grand Prix.

Sunday’s race at the Monza circuit ended behind the safety car after a series of circumstances left no time for a restart.

Daniel Ricciardo’s (McLaren) car came to a stop at the edge of the track with six laps to go and the safety car was brought in, but there should have been plenty of time to resume racing.

However, Daniel Ricciardo’s car came to a stop in gear, which took longer than expected for the marshals to recover. Additionally, the Safety Car edged out George Russell (Mercedes), who was running in third, rather than race leader Max Verstappen (Red Bull), causing an even bigger delay in the line-up behind Verstappen. .

With Max Verstappen behind the safety car and the lapped cars resuming a lap as the rules dictated, there were not enough laps left to restart the race on the next lap.

The disappointment of fans around the world when the race ended behind the safety car led to reservations from Tifosi, prompting F1 to flag the race to ensure racing could resume under such circumstances.

But Mattia Binotto, who saw Charles Leclerc miss a chance in the late shootout with Max Verstappen, said the rules worked and the failure at Monza was entirely the fault of the FIA. .

“I don’t think it’s a rule change issue,” Mattia Binotto said.

“The rules have been hotly debated, especially after Abu Dhabi last year.

“They’ve been discussed with the FIA, the FIA ​​and the teams and have come to the conclusion that it’s probably appropriate to keep the current format, so I don’t think that’s an issue with the current regulations.”

“We are certainly disappointed with the time it took to make a decision and we don’t understand why it took so long to free the car between the safety car and the underside. I think.

It took several laps before Daniel Ricciardo’s car was clear, but Mattia Binotto said he couldn’t understand why the peloton hadn’t reunited sooner.

“I don’t think security is a valid reason for the delay,” Mattia Binotto said.

“There are minimum lap times set by the regulations, so drivers can’t just go flat out on the track when released.”

“And that minimum lap time is there to make sure the rider is doing it perfectly when racing and driving. So what we don’t understand is what we believe to be the current regulations and why he gave them took so long to decide.”

When asked if he accepted the FIA’s explanation that the race could not resume because Daniel Ricciardo’s car was blocked, Mattia Binotto replied: “I accept that, I understand that it would have could be complicated. I am”, commented.

“Nevertheless, I think we could have done a better parallel job of lining up the cars for the race’s restart, and that didn’t happen.”

“I just think it was wrong and it could have been done better, without changing the regulations. The regulations are in place and it’s just a matter of applying them better.”

Mattia Binotto said his belief in the safety car is that he thinks it has nothing to do with Charles Leclerc’s missed chance to win, which ultimately makes the show less interesting.

“I think they have to do a better job for F1, the show,” Mattia Binotto said.

“Not for Ferrari and Tifosi. How would the race have ended if the safety car had stopped earlier? I don’t know.”

“Max was still the fastest car and had fresh tyres, but generally the safety car goes as soon as possible to give all the drivers more time on track and in the race. I think we should try of

“What’s disappointing today is how long it took them to make up their minds. I think they[la FIA]did not do a good job today in that regard. It’s not good for F1. So they have to do a better job in the future.”

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