Get Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto Fired

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He can't compete with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 Principal Toto Wolff and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Principal Christian Horner behind the pit wall. His strategies are costing the team. Ferrari is too big to be a laughing stock. The SF90 is on par with the F1 W10 EQ Power. Difference is Team Principals.

  • Australia the first race of the season Leclerc is a second faster than Vettel in the closing stages and Mattia orders him not to overtake Vettel. Mattia also decides against pitting him late to grab the fastest lap point saying "too risky" though the car behind him is 29 seconds away. Leclerc Drops two points.
  • Bahrain. Leclerc suffers mechanical failure while leading by 10 seconds. Drops nine points. No one’s fault. Matti had told him not to overtake Vettel though Leclerc was faster by a wide margin. Leclerc ignored the order.
  • China. Leclerc ordered to let Vettel pass who then fails to pull away. He loses 1- 2 seconds by slowing down for Vettel. He is also left to hang dry with degraded tyres and eventually finishes fifth instead of third drops 5 points.
  • Azerbaijan. Leclerc starts on the slower medium tyres while the top four starts on the faster soft tyre. He is faster than everyone on track. The Mercs, Max and Vettel pit. Leclerc doesn't pit and leads the race by 13 seconds to Bottas who is second. Had he been pitted once Bottas started gaining him he would have rejoined 2 seconds behind Vettel and possibly taken the fight to the Mercedes but Mattia hangs him to dry once again and pits him after Bottas has overturned the 13 second deficit and overtaken him. Leclerc rejoins 5th after Max. Leclerc should have finished at least 3rd (or even win) drops five points. 

The place where Ferrari can’t compete with Mercedes is behind the pit wall. While Ferrari kept thinking they could reel in the Benzes in China by pitting Leclerc very late so he “blocks” Bottas so Vettel can catch up to him Mercedes did an awesome double pit stop which further cemented their position. Also Ferrari should think outside the box and not reactively. They wait to see when Red Bull and Mercedes pit then react to that or banking on a safety car they don't know will come.

Leclerc should be third on the standings with 67 points to Hamilton’s 79 (he would have finished 2nd in Bahrain) and Bottas’ 84 points (He would have finished third in Bahrain).