Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says it isn’t time for the team to prioritise its car for the 2020 F1 season despite having failed to win a race so far this year. "I don’t think that our only weakness is our maximum downforce. I think it would be unfair for the people back at Maranello. I think that certainly in circuits where maximum downforce is required, we are lacking downforce."
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says George Russell is not being considered for a drive at Mercedes next year because it would put the rookie driver under too much pressure early in his career. But while other drivers such as Max Verstappen were given rapid promotions into a front-running teams, Wolff is reluctant to give Russell an apprenticeship at Mercedes.