A survey of over 167,000 fans produced in conjunction with F1 found Ferrari has fallen from its usual position as the most liked team by far to third place. Ferrari ranked third with 18% of fans’ support behind McLaren (29%) and Red Bull (19%).
Asked by RaceFans at the United States Grand Prix whether he was concerned by the development, Binotto said he is confident the teams remains as popular as ever.
“First, we are focussed on performance, that should be the priority,” said Binotto. “But I think popularity as well is important.
“I heard about the results of the survey. I have to say, if I do my own survey today and I look at the grandstands here in Austin there is still a lot of red colours and I’m pretty sure that our popularity around the world is still very high.”
Domenicali pays tribute to Terzi
F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali paid tribute to former Williams chief aerodynamicist Antonia Terzi, who died earlier this week following a car accident.
“I am deeply saddened to hear that our friend Antonia has been taken from us far too young,” said Domenicali. “She was an incredibly gifted and talented person who loved what she did and gave everything 100%. My thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad time.”
"Red Bull have gone well there in the past and it hasn't been our strongest circuit. But this year has shown that anything is possible and circuits where you were previously weak, you are suddenly strong, and vice versa."
"The job at ECR likely is to share the No. 20 Chevrolet with owner/driver Ed Carpenter, who competes on the oval tracks, plus a ride in the '500.' Hunter-Reay is open to that arrangement, but there are other opportunities he is considering, as well."
"I am keen to see what effect the altitude in Mexico City will have on me, as I have never driven before in these conditions. With a helmet on, I can imagine it could be quite difficult and demanding on the neck and arms, but apparently the main effect is on your heart rate. I don’t normally have any issue with heart rate, but in my training recently, to prepare for Mexico, I have focussed more on endurance with this in mind."
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