It was a question that was once again dominating thoughts in the paddock after the Spanish Grand Prix – and it turns out Team Principal Mattia Binotto has not ruled out the possibility of a flaw in the team’s overall design concept being the root cause of the Scuderia’s struggles.
Much was made of Ferrari’s differing front wing approach compared to many of the other teams, with initial running in the Barcelona pre-season tests appearing to show that the Ferrari concept had been on the money.
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And it left Binotto hinting that a fundamental issue in the car’s design concept could be a possible culprit.
“We’re losing a lot in each single corner,” said Binotto when asked to analyse the team’s weaknesses in Barcelona.