Ferrari expected painful 2020 as soon as Barcelona test
Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies has revealed Ferrari knew it would endure a 2020 season of suffering as early as the Barcelona pre-season test.
The Scuderia struggled to make an impression during the season, finishing sixth in the constructors' championship - its worst showing for 40 years - and with lead driver Charles Leclerc only eighth in the drivers' standings.
Mekies has provided an insight into how the team was left in the dark as to how it could recover from an obvious deficiency in the SF-1000 as soon as it hit the track in February at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
"In Barcelona, we quickly realised that we had serious concerns about some of the aspects of the performance of the car," said Mekies.
"It is very difficult to see what it means in terms of how you are going to be with the other guys but you know things are not going the way they should.
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