For the short-term of this season, at least, it is highly likely Ferrari will emerge from it with its worst performance in the constructors' championship since 1981 when it finished fifth. Even in that year it still won two races, which is not on the agenda this campaign.
Heading into 2021, and unlike this year, at least there is no engine freeze. Binotto recently stated after the race in Spa that progress was being made on the dyno, so there is hope next year will not be as bad as the current one.
It is 2022, though, where Ferrari's ambitions lie, relying heavily on making progress under significantly revised regulations.
“I would hope that by 2021 we can certainly improve on this season,” expressed Camilleri. “2022 is when the new regs come into play, and as you know, every time there has been a huge revolution in terms of the technical framework, it gives an opportunity for teams to be one up on the others. That's our hope.
“I think we have the talent, we certainly have the work ethic and the determination to get there. I'm confident we will certainly be up there battling, without in any way saying the competition is not strong.
“Mercedes is incredibly strong, and Red Bull has shown it is very strong, too, so the challenge is up there, but I think we can meet it.”
If not, it is fair to suggest heads will likely start rolling again.
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