Triumph and Ferrari are two words that often go hand in hand in Formula 1. But the team's recent struggles with their new car, the SF-23, have left them in a grey area. Despite the raw pace of the car being evident, Ferrari is having issues with their tires and falling behind during races. Can they overcome these struggles and taste victory once again?
Carlos Sainz Discusses Ferrari's Struggles in Keeping up with Competitors. Sainz notes the team's ongoing issues with tire degradation and race pace, citing difficulties in keeping up with Mercedes and Aston Martin during recent races.
Carlos Sainz said “We still ‘deg’ more than the Mercs, we still deg more than the Astons, we still lack a bit of race pace.” further adding “On the hards, I was pushing flat-out, Charles was pushing flat-out behind me and we just couldn’t keep up [with the Mercs]. I think this is just the true picture. The Merc and the Aston had maybe two- or three-tenths on us today but the Red Bull, at beginning of the stints, they have a second like in qualifying and then it opens up even more even on a good tarmac like here.”
Ferrari to Bring Updates for Australian GP, Team Principal Focused on Internal Improvements. Frederic Vasseur pushes the team to address weaknesses and improve performance. With a month-long break after Australia, Ferrari aims to make progress and catch up to Red Bull.
Frederic Vasseur said, “We have to continue to push. It’s not the right attitude to think about the gap and whether we can close it. We have to be focused on ourselves, but we know where we are weak and have to improve on it.”