Ferrari’s Road to Recovery: Sainz Talks Team’s Efforts to Bridge Gap with Red Bull
Carlos Sainz opens up about Ferrari’s rocky start in the 2023 F1 season and their battle to keep up with Red Bull.
Carlos Sainz has described Ferrari’s sluggish start to the 2023 Formula 1 season as one of the most challenging moments of his career in the sport. During the first race of the season in Bahrain, Sainz secured a third-place finish, while his teammate Charles Leclerc had to retire due to a mechanical problem.
Sainz and Leclerc’s performance in Jeddah resulted in them finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, while in Melbourne, Ferrari had no points to show for as Leclerc was forced to retire on the first lap and Sainz received a penalty for a collision with Fernando Alonso towards the end of the race.
As a result of the first three races of the 2023 season, Ferrari is currently in fourth place in the standings with only 26 points. This is their lowest point total after the first three races since the new points system was introduced in 2010.
In anticipation of the Australian Grand Prix, Sainz expressed that Ferrari’s slow start to the 2023 season has been one of the most difficult periods for him. He acknowledged that since his arrival in 2021, the team has been making progress, going from finishing in sixth place to achieving third place in the previous season.
Sainz also pointed out that a significant boost in progress for Ferrari came with the regulation change in 2022. The team had high expectations that their successful comeback to the top of the podium in the previous season would lead to a strong performance in the current year and potentially challenge for the title. However, Red Bull has been dominating the field so far and has won all three races of the season with ease.
Sainz expressed disappointment that Ferrari has not been able to replicate their position from the previous year, and attributed it to Red Bull’s exceptional performance this season. He acknowledged that while Ferrari is competitive, being on par with Mercedes and not too far from Aston Martin in terms of race pace, they are still lagging behind Red Bull’s superior car. This has put Ferrari in a difficult position once again.
Sainz also mentioned that the Ferrari team has identified where they have gone wrong and where the strengths of Red Bull lie. This clarity has allowed the whole team to work together and focus on improving their weaknesses to bridge the gap with Red Bull. They are putting in their best efforts to minimize the deficit and improve their performance.
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