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Mattia Binotto, Team Principal Ferrari, in the Friday Press Conference
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Ferrari's early struggles pile pressure on Binotto

After Mercedes claimed a third one-two finish of the 2019 Formula 1 season, pressure is rising at Ferrari. All the teams privately agree that Ferrari won the testing war, but our technical expert says it needs to make good on that potential - and do so fast.

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There are going to be a few interesting days ahead in Maranello, and it might just be time for Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto to start asking a few questions of the people around him - otherwise others might just be starting to ask questions of him given his team's disappointing start to the 2019 Formula 1 season.

Three races in and, for various reasons, Ferrari has not had the results that the car's performance suggested in pre-season testing. And in Bahrain two weeks ago, Ferrari found that speed again but mistakes were made that meant Mercedes still came away with a one-two finish. Yes, there's a long way still to go, but you can be sure the Italian press will be piling on the pressure.

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