Ferrari upgrade 'insufficient' but a small step "in the right direction"
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has declared the minor upgrade package witnessed on the SF1000 during the Russian Grand Prix as "not sufficient" but at least providing a platform on which to build.
Aside from the obvious lack of power that has been significantly pronounced this year, the car has also struggled aerodynamically, leaving the team wallowing in sixth place in the constructors' championship.
It resulted in the team adding updates to the car for the race at the Sochi Autodrom where Charles Leclerc at least managed to score a creditable sixth place, albeit with team-mate Sebastian Vettel finishing a lap down in a lowly 13th.
Assessing the package overall, Binotto said: "I think there are some positives. First is the result, the second-best thing the relative pace in the race, certainly with Charles.
"It was a bit more difficult for Seb being more in the traffic, starting behind on the grid et cetera, but I think compared to the last races [we were] at least a bit more competitive in the race.
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