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Frederic Vasseur

Vasseur reveals 'adjustments' made after Ferrari strategy issues

After Ferrari made some much-publicised strategy errors during the 2022 F1 season, new Team Principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed his approach to avoiding similar issues in 2023.

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Frederic Vasseur admits that "small adjustments" have been made at Ferrari after looking into the team's strategy errors during 2022.

The Frenchman joined the squad from Alfa Romeo ahead of the 2023 season as their new Team Principal and General Manager, following Mattia Binotto's resignation in December.

Having previously signalled an intention to investigate the reasons behind the Scuderia's much-publicised issues with strategy, Vasseur gave an update on the changes that have been made at the launch of Ferrari's 2023 car, the SF-23.

"We make some small adjustments," Vasseur told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"You see just the visible part of the iceberg. When you spoke about strategy, you're speaking about [the] strategist. Strategy is not just one person pushing on a button; it's software, it's the team at the factories.

"It's a process [involving different] people, and so it's a complete picture, it's not about one person."

How Ferrari will try to improve

Beyond the strategy, Vasseur feels that it is important for the team to continually focus on areas where they can improve.

"I think it's the DNA of the sport that you have to always try to improve on every single area," he explained.

"It's not linked to Ferrari or to another team. We always have to try to do a better job tomorrow than today.

"You spoke about strategy or tyre management, but it's true everywhere. Even if we fix the issue for the next five races, we'll be more than keen to continue to improve and to do a better job.

"If we win in Bahrain or if we lose in Bahrain, it won't be the end of the championship. I think that we have to keep this focus and to keep this mindset that the championship will be long.

"[We need to have the mindset to] improve on every single area, to be never happy with what you have. We have to keep this approach."

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