Ferrari denies claims of correlation problems


Publication date: 22 June 2019

The Ferrari boss, Mattia Binotto, has denied the claims that a correlation problem has hindered the title push so far this season.

Journalist Mark Hughes claimed in a column for Motorsport magazine that Ferrari may have found a "silver bullet" identifying an "aerodynamic technical problem" that cost the Scuderia 0.3 a lap.

But Binotto said that the transition from the wind tunnel to the simulator on the track was not a problem for Ferrari.

"I heard and I read this point and it is not true at all," Binotto told reporters in France.

"We have no correlation problems.

"I would say that if this were the case, we would have solved part of the performance [problems], but it is not a correlation problem. So what I read does not correspond to the true situation."

Binotto, although with little confidence, also mentioned the British Grand Prix as a potential race weekend to judge if Ferrari could really be able to win a challenge for the final title.

He added: "Obviously every team is developing its own car, and no one knows by race 10 [Silverstone] where the others will be. I think we are continually understanding our car better, and we have some ideas.

"It is difficult to judge if race 10 will be the point, but we have seen, like in Canada, that the races on the circuit are also different. So we could expect even better circuits for us in the next races.

"But what's more, we know we need to develop and improve the car and there are still some races, but not much. I think we will have something on the car that is at least dealing with part of the situation."

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