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Frederic Vasseur

Vasseur turning blind eye to Ferrari title picture

Ferrari started the year in strong fashion but has slipped back in the F1 pecking order of late and is at risk of losing second place in the constructors' standings.

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Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has asserted he is not concentrating on the championship standings amid his team's poor run of form.

The Italian outfit began the current campaign strongly and was handily the second-quickest team behind leaders Red Bull across the opening rounds.

Ferrari bagged two wins in Australia and Monaco respectively but has since fallen behind at recent events.

With McLaren and Mercedes enjoying a strong upturn in form recently, Ferrari appears to have slipped to fourth in the pecking order.

However, Vasseur declares he is not looking at how it is impacting Ferrari's championship position.

“Honestly, I’m not focused,” he told media including RacingNews365.

“If you ask me what the classification is, I know that we are P2 because your colleague asked me the same question 10 minutes ago.

“But I don’t know about how many points we are behind Red Bull and how many points we are ahead of, I don’t know who is P3, it’s McLaren probably.”

Vasseur asserts standings not the 'topic of today'

Ferrari is close to being usurped for second in the championship standings, with McLaren lingering seven points behind their Italian rivals.

However, Vasseur is unfazed by the competition closing in as he places full focus on finding a fix to its ongoing struggles.

“It’s not the topic of today,” he stated. 

“The topic of today is to find performance, to come back in the situation of Monaco or Imola, and to be able to fight for pole position and the win.

“The championship, we have still 12 races to go. It’s almost a championship. It means that we’ll have time to change everything 10 times.”

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