“Mattia and his team are doing a great job and we look forward to successes going forward. We are not just looking at this season or the next race,” he said.
“Time is our greatest enemy. We spend days, weeks and months to gain tenths or hundredths of a second.
“We are very much focused on the long-term.
“I have great respect for his leadership skills and the way he is instilling a team spirit and culture that will make us ever stronger and more successful.”
Binotto said that it would be a “difficult exercise” to continue updating the 2020 car, while also accelerating development on the team’s 2021 model. “We know it will be very long and difficult,” he said.