Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto celebrated on the rostrum with the drivers in Bahrain, sharing glowing water with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.
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Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto has defined his resolution to elect himself to hitch Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz on the rostrum following the opening race of the brand new season.
Leclerc led residence a Ferrari 1-2 in Bahrain final month, serving to Ferrari to attain their first F1 win since 2019.
It got here following an epic race-long battle with Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen that noticed the 2 drivers commerce place on monitor thrice.
After the race, Leclerc and Sainz had been joined by staff boss Binotto on the rostrum, celebrating with glowing water and a rendition of ‘Il Canto degli Italiani’.
Binotto: I needed to point out 1-2 belonged to us all
However Binotto’s resolution to hitch his drivers on the rostrum was with your complete Italian staff in thoughts, he has revealed.
“I do not often go [up to the podium], it is not my fashion,” Binotto advised German publication BILD, explaining his resolution to take action.
“I thought of it loads and ended up forcing myself to do it as a result of I felt it was one of the simplest ways to characterize the entire staff there.
“If we had chosen somebody from the engine or aerodynamics division, for instance, that will solely have proven a part of them.
“I needed to point out this double victory (1-2) belongs to all of us!”
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Ferrari spent a lot of pre-season taking part in down their tempo, regardless of topping the timesheets usually throughout testing in each Barcelona and Bahrain.
However, whereas protesting that they might not be the staff to beat on day one of many new season, Binotto was planning his podium resolution lengthy earlier than the primary race.
“I thought of it per week earlier than the race and determined after the race,” he admitted.
“Everybody at Ferrari has been ready for the brand new season and we have put loads of work and keenness into it.
“We knew we had automotive, however we did not realise how good it was till after the race. It was a fantastic reduction for all of us.”
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