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Binotto: Next year’s car will be an evolution

Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto revealed that the team’s 2020 Formula 1 car, currently being worked on at Maranello, will be an evolution of the current one.

The Scuderia had a difficult start to the season, but a raft of aerodynamic and engine upgrades they managed to unleash from the SF90 package which is now often faster than the Mercedes.

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“We put a lot of effort into understanding the car’s weaknesses,” said boss Binotto. “Development has been constant – we did not just bring improvements to Singapore.”

Nevertheless, he confirmed that Maranello is now working almost exclusively on the 2020 car and suggested it will be substantially different to the 2019 machine, even though some believe the basic concept is too low in drag.

“I think more people copied our front wing than anyone else,” the Italian is quoted by AS newspaper. “Next year’s car will be an evolution.

“I do not think it was a wrong concept. I think having an efficient car in the air is good. There were other reasons why we didn’t do what we expected this season.”

What is obviously spot-on with the 2019 car is the power unit, but Binotto insisted: “Our advantage is not as great as you think. There is good speed, but it also comes from the car.”

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