After a fairytale start for the season at Ferrari, the Italian squad has resigned itself to its fate this year, officially losing the battle for the constructors’ title against Red Bull.
Many factors have contributed to Ferrari’s demise this year, so the team will work to learn from its mistakes this year and return with a vengeance in the 2023 season.
Severe tyre degradation has become the F1-75’s Achilles heel this season, preventing the Scuderia from competing against Red Bull over the course of a full race.
Team principal Mattia Binotto has outlined some of his reflections from COTA:
“Obviously, there are mixed emotions after today’s race. Through no fault of his own, Carlos was out after the opening lap.
“Charles meanwhile staged a great climb up the order, which took him all the way to the podium.
“We know that currently, we are lacking something in the races when compared to Red Bull, who, by winning the title today, honoured their founder in the best way possible.
“We will continue to work on giving them a hard time, starting right from next week in Mexico and naturally, we are also working hard on our preparation for the challenged that lie ahead next season.”