Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto insists that his team have been given a “boost” to try and improve over recent weeks after their entertaining battles with Red Bull in Austria and Britain.
After the snoozefest which was the French Grand Prix, Formula 1 returned to form in the next race as the Austrian GP proved to be the race of the season so far, largely due to the duel between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc which saw the former overtake on the last lap to win.
The feud continued into the British GP, as both racers fought hard for position, regularly exchanging places. Leclerc finished third, while Verstappen dropped to fifth after being rear-ended by Sebastian Vettel.
Ferrari, who are yet to win a race this season, believe these exchanges with Red Bull prove how close the teams are, which has motivated them to do better.
“They certainly improved, and if I look at the last two races as a matter of fact they won in Austria and they have been very competitive (at Silverstone),” Binotto told Racer.com.
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