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Ferrari Falters in Canada Vasseur Eyes Spanish Fix

Vasseur: Ferrari Missteps in Montreal, Eyes Barcelona

22/06/2024

Ferrari faced setbacks in Montreal, according to Vasseur. As the team heads to Barcelona, they aim to correct past errors amid fierce competition.

Scuderia Ferrari has just experienced two weekends with totally opposite outcomes: a prestigious victory in Monaco followed by a disastrous weekend in Montreal. According to Fred Vasseur, the Canadian debacle is straightforward to analyze.

“In Canada, we got everything wrong from start to finish, whether it was the settings, reliability, or on-track incidents. I think we did everything wrong throughout the weekend.”

The French executive, who notes that the goal for the Spanish weekend is “to avoid making mistakes,” hopes that the problems encountered will not be repeated: “I hope so, we will see this weekend. But we have a good understanding of each issue and I hope we can avoid repeating them.”

However, Vasseur is not setting a specific target for Barcelona, given the tight competition among the top teams currently.

“It is impossible today to make an accurate prediction of the results because we are a group of eight cars that have been on pole position or the front row since the start of the season. This means that it is impossible to predict the results because it’s a matter of a tenth or a tenth and a half. You can be on pole one weekend, and the next, a gust of wind at the end of the straight can put you in third place. That’s the reality of F1 today, the reality of qualifying, and we have to take each result with a pinch of salt.”

Nevertheless, Friday was a positive day for Ferrari.

“Yes, I think the initial feeling is good. We had to test all the parts we brought this weekend. Everything went well. Now, everything is fine, but it’s more this evening and Sunday evening that we will need to draw conclusions.”

His view on drivers under 18 in F1

As it becomes increasingly likely that Kimi Antonelli will make his Formula 1 debut with Mercedes in 2025, the age of drivers has again become a significant topic as the Italian prodigy has not yet turned 18. The FIA is currently reviewing its age policy, and we might soon see minor drivers competing in the premier category of motorsport.

Vasseur, now at the helm of Ferrari but long a leader of teams in F1’s feeder series, has himself worked with many young drivers and contributed to their rise to the elite. And according to the Frenchman, it’s not so much about age but maturity.

“I think as far as the 18-year-old rule is concerned, it’s more a question of maturity for me and it’s more about the person than their age. There are very young drivers who are very mature, and others who are 30 and still not mature.”

Ferrari Falters in Canada Vasseur Eyes Spanish Fix

Ferrari Falters in Canada, Vasseur Eyes Spanish Fix Ferrari Falters in Canada, Vasseur Eyes Spanish Fix

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