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F1 | British GP | Ferrari afraid of reliability issues, Binotto hopes for a dry race

Carlos Sainz will start the Sunday’s race from pole position, but there are many concerns at Scuderia Ferrari.

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F1 | British GP | Ferrari afraid of reliability issues, Binotto hopes for a dry race
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After a wet qualifying on Saturday, Sainz was stunned to learned he will be starting the Sunday’s race for the British GP from pole position, snatching P1 from Max Verstappen.

A spin for Charles Leclerc and a badly-timed yellow flag for Max Verstappen definitely helped the Spaniard to get the pole, but it’s been a result he really needed. Hopefully for him the race will pan out to his advantage, but despite this phenomenal result, some worries are surfacing at the Maranello team. 

Mattia Binotto, the team principal of Scuderia Ferrari, said after the qualifying that he hopes the race will stay dry, as opposed to majority of the weekend at Silverstone where we’ve seen rain. As he said to Channel 4: "Tomorrow, we are hoping that it will be dry. I think it will be a guess between one stop or two, it will be something teams will decide after a few laps by looking at the tyres. We’ve not had a lot of dry laps so for, or many on high fuel. I think we'll have different strategies on the track and that will be great.”

Despite Sainz’s pole position, Ferrari worries if their car will see the chequered flag on Sunday. Following a run of reliability issues, there’s many concerns for the fans and the team in regards to finishing the race. 

As said by Binotto: "Every single race is different. We've got fresh components and I hope that we will not have any issues this weekend but you never know when it comes to reliability. I think it's a concern for us, maybe for the others as well, it's a concern for everyone. It's certainly an important element, a key element for the result but we are focused on the race we are not thinking of reliability, at least for this weekend, and hopefully they will cross the chequered flag in the right positions.

The Ferraris won’t have an easy task on Sunday. Both Sainz and Leclerc on P3 will be chased by the Red Bull drivers, who looked very strong throughout the weekend. With Verstappen P2 and Checo Perez on P4, the Scuderia drivers will have to give their absolute 100% to stay ahead of Red Bull, who is currently dominating in the both the drivers championship and the teams championship standings. 

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