In a recent interview, Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team conceded that the outfit is “relatively concerned” about the reliability of its cars heading into the start of the 2021 season.
The Spaniard, who joined the Italian outfit last year, noted that the team has been hard at work attempting to address the issue, but he admits that “it’s a difficult area to work in”.
“It’s something that takes a lot of time and a lot of effort to get it right and it’s something that has to be worked on on a day-to-day basis,” Sainz said.
He went on to suggest that the team is making progress and that it has identified the main areas in which it is struggling.
“We have been able to identify the main issues that we have and the main areas of weakness,” he explained.
“Now it’s a matter of putting in the effort and the resources to try and fix them and make sure that we can be as reliable as possible in the future.”
“It is a difficult area to work on and it is something that is relatively concerning for us,” he added.
Sainz’s comments come as the team prepares for the start of the 2021 Formula One season, which is set to begin in Bahrain on March 28.
The team will be looking to build on the successes of 2020, when it finished third in the constructors’ championship.
But, if it is to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the top honours this year, it will need to ensure that its cars remain reliable throughout the season.