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'Our DNA is to win': Ferrari defiant after mixed 2023 season

Ferrari entered the 2023 Formula 1 campaign hoping to compete for a World Championship but was left disappointed with a run to third in the standings.

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Ferrari has insisted that it is “in our DNA” to win following a difficult Formula 1 campaign.

The Italian squad entered the season hoping to challenge for the World Championship after returning to race-winning form in 2022.

However it was unable to compete against rivals Red Bull who dominated the campaign, winning 21 out of the 22 races staged.

Ferrari was the only team to stop a clean sweep for the Milton Keynes-based squad as Carlos Sainz prevailed in Singapore during an off weekend for Red Bull.

The team slipped to third place in the Constructors' Championship after ending last year's campaign as runner-up, with its last title coming back in 2008 with the Constructors', while the last Drivers' was in 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen.

'It's a mixed feeling'

Ferrari Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has highlighted that the squad will scale back expressing its expectations ahead of next year's campaign following 2023's disappointment.

However, Sporting Director Diego Ioverno insisted that winning is part of Ferrari's DNA as it strives to make improvements going forward.

“Obviously in our DNA there is the need to win,” Ioverno told media including RacingNews365.

"We are here to try to win the championship. Obviously we didn't succeed, so we cannot be positive overall.

"Sometimes we showed good performance. I think the guy's execution and managing the weekend has been also [at] many races positive.

"We scored some good points, we won [in Singapore]. It is a mixed feeling.

"It is a mixed bag. We’ll see how it ends up and then we will give our conclusions."

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