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Vasseur refuses Sainz's desire to change Ferrari concept

Frederic Vasseur has denied that Ferrari will consider completely overhauling their car design in order to catch runaway championship leaders Red Bull.

Ferrari's Frederic Vasseur has refused any idea of the team going in a completely different design direction in order to respond to Formula 1 championship leaders Red Bull. After preseason expectations of a closer fight for the championships in 2023, Red Bull's three victories from three races have served as a wake up call for their competitors. Mercedes have already declared their intention to completely change their design concept in a drastic attempt to catch the Milton Keynes team. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz appeared to echo the request by declaring that the team have a "concept problem" at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend.

Following Ferrari's troublesome Australian Grand Prix - which gave them their worst start to a season for over a decade - Vasseur was asked if the team were going assess more radical car design changes. "No, I don't think so," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com . "We have a flow of updates that will come, not for Baku, because at Baku we will have the aero package for the level of downforce, and with the Sprint race it is not the easiest one. But for Miami, Imola, not at Monaco but at Barcelona, at each of these races we'll have updates on the car. "We are sticking to the plan, but we have made some adjustments in terms of balance and behaviour, and it was much better in Melbourne, and we'll continue in this direction. "It's not a 'B-car' if that's what you want to say. We won't come with something completely different. We will continue to update this one and we'll try to update massively."

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