Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc react to Ferrari chief writing off 2020 and 2021

“We need to be honest, and he has been honest, which was the right thing to do in this time,” Leclerc said.

Elkann’s comments on Ferrari’s hopes moving forward were released earlier this week by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Today we are laying the foundations for being competitive and returning to winning when the rules change in 2022,” Elkann said. “I am convinced of it.

“Mattia Binotto, who has taken the helm of the Scuderia for a year, has all the skills and characteristics to start a new winning cycle.

“He was in Ferrari with [Jean] Todt and [Michael] Schumacher. He knows how to win and from next year he will work with two drivers who are young and ambitious like us.”

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