F1, Ferrari: Sainz scuttled again, Mattia Binotto puts face on it

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Ferrari team principal Binotto explained the serious mistake at the Ferrari pits that penalized Sainz

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto at Sky’s microphones explained yet another mistake by the Cavallino. Paying dearly for the mess this time was Carlos Sainz, who was stopped for 12 seconds during the first pit stop due to a carelessness on the part of the mechanics, who forgot to bring a new left rear tire.

“The wrong pit stop was a simple mess, the call came at the last corner and the mechanics didn’t have the material time to get the tires. We wanted to react to Hamilton’s move, but it was simply too late. These are things that happen from which we learn, it was a real mess,” Binotto’s words.

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Sainz, who entered the pitlane third and found himself 11th, then finished eighth due to a subsequent 5-second penalty for ‘unsafe release’.

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