Ferrari continued their good form in 2022 Charles Leclerc and Carlo Sainz finished P2 and P3 at the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The Italian team leads the Constructors Championship with 78 points, 40 points ahead of their Mercedes in second place ahead of the Australian GP.
Both riders were on the podium in the first two races, with Leclerc claiming victory in the season opener in Bahrain. The Monagesque also set the fastest laps in both races and also leads the drivers’ standings.
team boss Mattia Binotto says that prior to the rule changes, the team focused on the new-age cars and attributes this to the team’s rise. The team lost ground in 2020-21 but the Italian believes Scuderia are currently in it “More on the line” for a proper title challenge
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Ferrari wants to win its first championship since 2008.
Ferrari’s strongest days after the 2010 era were over Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikonnen as the team challenged Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes for the championship. The team finished second but slumped in form and development during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The Scuderia now seems in their strongest form since 2008 and Mattia Binotto explains why.
binotto said “Maintaining the level over a long season is a challenge, not just for us but for all teams. It is true that our competitors are developing very strongly; In 2017 and 18 we lost some ground. But since then we have improved in car design [wind] Tunnels, technologies, processes and simulations and so today we are much better prepared than before to do a good job with development.”
He said, “Last year we had a disadvantage and we tried to catch up and now we are better in line. In the first two races so far the difference seems very small – and we are getting closer. Where from [the engine] What was a disadvantage for us last year is no longer.”
Ferrari and its customer teams Alfa Romeo and Haas also seem to be significantly more competitive with the new engine. The team is looking to extend its lead when racing resumes April 8-10 in Melbourne for the Australian GP.
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