Ferrari has one of the worst seasons in history behind them, and given that the rules could not significantly improve the car during the season, the expectations for 2021 cannot be too high. After finishing sixth in the constructors' standings last year, a return to the top of the standings is still imperative, and sports director Laurent Mekies is "shooting" for a fight for third place.
We don't know at the moment whether Mekies wants to reduce the pressure on the team and thus take the burden off his team, but it seems that Ferrari doesn't have much ambition at all this season and that they will simply try to be as good as possible, at least among the first few teams.
“2020. it was very difficult. Fighting for the World Cup in 2021 is unrealistic, but Ferrari has the ambition to return immediately behind those who are fighting for the title, ”says Mekies. "The goal in 2021 is to show just that, despite the practically frozen development of the car, Ferrari can succeed in the standings.
Winning mid-ranked teams is a very ambitious goal we set for ourselves after a very complicated last season. ” A big change in the technical rules will happen next season, so Mekies announces that Ferrari will put the car for 2022 in the foreground after a few months of the new season.
Ferrari thinks ahead. Their main goal is not only to work on the current car but they are trying to be better in the future and they want to direct their resources towards the car from 2022. Perhaps the 2022 season is their biggest imperative, where they will try to get the title “This year we will have a compromise season between working on cars for 2021 and 2022.
Development work on this season’s car will mostly take place during the first three or four races, and then resources will be directed towards the car for 2022." "You will see in all cars that from the middle of the season onwards there will be no significant upgrades."
After finishing sixth in the constructors' standings last year, a return to the top of the standings is still imperative, and sports director Laurent Mekies is "shooting" for a fight for third place. The sports director of Ferrari also commented on the situation at the top, having in mind what was seen in the pre-season tests.
Although Mercedes has had a lot of problems, Mekies does not believe in a shift on the throne. "I think Mercedes is still ahead of Red Bull, although they may have had the worst start to the season in seven years."