Prior to 2020, Ferrari had six consecutive top-three finishes. But last year they did not win a single race for the first time since the 2016 season and amassed only three podiums, 16 fewer than their 2019 haul of 19.
“It has been very difficult for all of us, myself too,” Binotto added.
“It’s the worst season since 1980, we finished sixth in the constructors’ [championship] so it has been a very hard season – even harder than expected.”
Binotto, while admitting that he and the team made mistakes, concluded in a confident fashion.
“We feel the full responsibility — we are sorry for the company, we are obviously sorry for our fans — but I’m pretty sure that this year will somehow make us stronger for the future,” he said defiantly.