Ferrari to bring ‘a few new parts’ in Singapore bid
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto has confirmed that the team will be bringing minor aerodynamic updates in its bid to maintain its recent Formula 1 form.
Ferrari has not been headed since the summer break as the power-heavy venues in Belgium and Italy played to the strengths of its SF90.
But at other circuits where a greater emphasis is placed on downforce and overall aerodynamic efficiency Ferrari has struggled.
It has trailed Mercedes all season and in more recent rounds has also fallen behind Red Bull.
“Coming from back to back victories is a good feeling for the team and for our Tifosi, but in reality, these victories are already behind us and we are well aware that Singapore will present new challenges and a layout in which our car is not as strong as at other circuits,” cautioned Binotto.
“We are bringing a few new parts there as part of our effort to close the gap to the competition, at a track that features predominantly slow-speed corners.
“All of this, together with the traditionally eventful close racing in between the barriers, on the city streets – conditions that both Sebastian [Vettel] and Charles [Leclerc] love very much – will certainly make for a tough but exciting race weekend.
Leclerc also echoed Binotto’s caution over raising unrealistic expectations.
“After two positive weekends in Belgium and Italy, the race in Singapore doesn't look as good on paper for us,” he said.
“It’s a very different circuit layout, featuring lots of slow corners and fewer straights. It might be a more difficult weekend for us, but we will give our all to have a good result."