Mattia Binotto calm but pressure builds around struggling Ferrari

Underlying issues with the car have become impossible to ignore as Ferrari are no longer mentioned in the same breath as frontrunners Red Bull and Mercedes

Steering Ferrari is far from being a cakewalk. As Mattia Binotto goes in to this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the team principal is navigating under intense pressure on a threatening precipice. Only two races into the new season, he faces perhaps the toughest challenge of his long career.

Over Binotto’s shoulder is the management at Maranello, notoriously unforgiving of underperformance. By Ferrari’s standards struggling in the midfield is underperforming on an epic scale. The Italian press, unafraid to turn the screw, is already touting the head of Ferrari’s GT racing, Antonello Coletta, as a potential replacement.

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