Ferrari’s 1000th Grand Prix was a mixed bag for the Italian team – on the one hand they scored points with both cars for just the third time this season; on the other they looked far from being able to mount a challenge at the sharp end. As the action moves on to Russia in a week’s time, the Scuderia look set to bring some new parts to their struggling SF1000 – though Team Principal Mattia Binotto has warned they won’t have any major impact on the car’s shortcomings.
“There will be small upgrades, but this will not change the big picture,” he said.
“I think we are at the moment out of pace in the race, and we are somehow wearing too much the tyres. So the upgrades will not be the ones that address it.
“I think on our side we need to review the projects, with the view of 2021. I think it will take some more time to do it.”