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Vasseur details Ferrari upgrade plans

Ferrari's trying start to 2023 has led to questions about the Scuderia's plans for the rest of the year.

Leclerc Sainz Silverstone
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Ferrari Team Principal Fred Vasseur has insisted the Scuderia will not be tempted into any wholesale changes of the SF-23 despite a chastening British Grand Prix weekend.

Ferrari endured arguably its worst performance so far this season at Silverstone, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finishing only ninth and tenth.

The Scuderia's struggles stood in stark contrast to McLaren, with a raft of mid-season updates to the MCL60 helping Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri finish second and fourth respectively.

Leclerc and Sainz had excelled at the Austrian Grand Prix a week earlier, however, with Charles Leclerc finishing runner-up to Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Ferrari currently sits fourth in F1's Constructors' standings with 157 points, with Leclerc's result at the Red Bull Ring the Scuderia's best result of the year so far.

No copying

But despite the shocking turnaround in McLaren’s season, Vasseur says Ferrari is not tempted by a radical redesign of the SF-23, which has scored just two podium finishes across ten races so far this term.

"[It] was very different [in Austria]," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"We have to be focused on ourselves, not to think about trying to copy others.

"We were between the [leading] group [in Austria] and we were able to do a better job. It's more a matter of extracting the best of the package that we have than to change [the concept] completely."

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