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Why did Ferrari trail behind Mercedes more than a minute at 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix?

Why did Ferrari trail behind Mercedes more than a minute at 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix?

Mattia Binotto leader admitted that the F1 race in Hungary made the weakness of the SF90 exposed on August 4th.

"The issue of Ferrari is the ability to create downforce of the aerodynamic system", Binotto leader told Sky Sports. "This race makes the gap between us and Mercedes clearly visible in the main competition, rather than in the qualifying round. If we only race one lap (lap), we can still keep grip on the tire. The long race will Highlighting the restriction on downward pressure to create grip. The temperature at the race is quite high, but that doesn't help us much".

The SF90 (Ferrari) is rated faster than W10 (Mercedes) on a straight line. But, when cornering, the SF90 is limited in grip, resulting in high speed. Hungaroring racing track does not have many long straight lines. The next two races in Spa (Belgium) and Monza (Italy) will be more suitable for SF90.

"The next two races will have a lot of long lines. That is more suitable for Ferrari. But don't forget that at the German Grand Prix July 28, the SF90 has the best speed. The ability of the car can be changed. Belgium and Italy are all favorable, but other teams are also very strong", added Binotto.

Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel took advantage of the mistake of Valtteri Bottas in the first rounds to rise to third and fourth. But they were gradually widened by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull). Vettel and Leclerc finish the race with 61.433 seconds and 65,250 seconds less than the winner - Hamilton.

The next race in Belgium and Italy takes place on September 1st and September 8th respectively.