Ferrari boss says team has not 'abandoned' 2020 car

Sebastian Vettel spinning after the start of 2020 British GP (Andrew Boyers / Getty Images)
Sebastian Vettel spinning after the start of 2020 British GP (Andrew Boyers / Getty Images)
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• Ferrari has not stopped development on their 2020 car.

• Major updates planned for Belgium and Italy.

• Several updates will be in anticipation of 2021.

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Mattia Binotto insists that Ferrari has not "abandoned" development of its 2020 car.

Ferrari chairman John Elkann admitted recently that, given the depth of the 2020 package's problems, wins and titles will have to wait until 2022.

The obvious implication is that Ferrari has given up on this season.

In anticipation of 2021

Team boss Binotto told Sky Italia: "We have not abandoned this car. We are working on several fronts and also for 2021. We will bring some updates but not in the next races.

"For Belgium and Monza we have less downforce so we have specifically developed packages for there and then there will be other developments in anticipation of 2021."

At this past Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc retired from the race following an engine failure, while Sebastian Vettel managed to secure seventh place. In the Constructors' standings, Ferrari is currently fifth - behind Racing Point and McLaren.

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