Welcome at RacingNews365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
Sign in
Ferrari

Vasseur: Ferrari have 'adjusted' development path to fight Red Bull

Ferrari has failed to secure a podium in the first three rounds of the new Formula 1 season, leading to a change in plans.

XPB 1189091 Hi Res
Article
To news overview © XPBimages

Frederic Vasseur has confirmed Ferrari has adjusted its developmental philosophy after a difficult start to the new Formula 1 campaign.

The Scuderia was Red Bull's nearest challenger last term with Charles Leclerc the primary rival to Max Verstappen for the first half of the season.

But operational issues, driver errors and a lack of reliability left Ferrari's title aspirations in tatters with hope renewed that a new charge could be made this term.

But tyre degradation issues and further reliability pain in the first three races have resulted in a general lack of competitiveness, with Leclerc and Carlos Sainz last in the battle for best-of-the-rest with Aston Martin and Mercedes without a podium.

The DNA of our business

Given the issues that plagued the opening rounds, Vasseur - who replaced Mattia Binotto as Team Principal in January - was asked whether Ferrari had at least understood its shortcomings and the causes.

"Honestly, I [don't] even think Red Bull can say that they have everything under control, it's the DNA of our business," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"You have to do a better job in every single race and to understand more and to extract more of the potential of the car.

"For sure, we have adjusted, a little bit, the direction of the development over the last few weeks, but it's true for everybody on the grid."

Also interesting:

Balve Bains is joined by RacingNews365.com Editorial Director Dieter Rencken and Asia Correspondent Michael Butterworth to dissect the key talking points from the last week in F1.

Join the conversation!

x
LATEST Shock Alonso announcement followed by huge Aston Martin commitment