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Ferrari’s Mattia Binotto: “We were lacking some elements to have one of our better races”

Mattia Binotto says Scuderia Ferrari tried everything they could to get Charles Leclerc ahead of Max Verstappen in the Drivers’ Championship during last Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but ultimately the Monegasque racer was forced to settle for fourth in the championship despite finishing on the podium in third. Leclerc managed to get ahead of his rival from Aston Martin Red Bull Racing on the opening lap but did not have any kind of pace advantage to stay ahead of Verstappen, eventually losing second place to the Dutchman on lap thirty-two. Ultimately, Binotto, the Team Principal at Ferrari, felt third was the best Leclerc could achieve, while he also felt team-mate Sebastian Vettel...
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