The pilots of the Italian Formula 1 team affirm that they put all their efforts to continue forward with the rules set by the team leader
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari’s star driver, believes that Fred Vasseur will begin to implement the necessary changes in the Italian team after having spent the first months of his management observing and analyzing the team. Scuderia Ferrari has experienced a period of turmoil during the first part of this season.
The decision to change the head of the equipmentfrom Mattia Binotto to Vasseur, provoked the unexpected departure of the concept boss of vehicles, David Sánchez, as well as the possible incorporation of Laurent Mekies to AlphaTauri. Other than those situations beyond his control, Vasseur hasn’t made many changes since taking over, other than relegating former chief strategist Iñaki Rueda to the factory, with Ravin Jain overseeing track strategy. This decision has already been praised after Ferrari’s risky bet on tires in qualifying in Saudi Arabia.
Leclerc and his perspective on the future of Ferrari
Leclerc expects more changes in the future as Vasseur implements his long-term strategy for the Italian team. “I think he is starting this process now,” the driver was quoted as saying by the official F1 site. “Until now, I was basically trying to analyze the situation as quickly as possible to make the best possible changes for the future.”
Charles Leclerc shows full confidence in Vasseur and in the plans he has for the team. “I talk a lot with Fred and I know what his plans are in the medium and long term for the team, and I am completely behind him and I fully trust him,” says Leclerc. Ferrari is aware that his technical department needs a facelift, and probably a big one, given the gap this year’s SF-23 has compared to the Red Bull RB19.
The Ferrari team behind the tracks of Red Bull
Ferrari has tried to sign the current technical director of Red Bull, Pierre Wache, and the head of aerodynamics, Enrico Balbo. Both declined the offer. However, while Red Bull boss Christian Horner has called the rumors “incredible”, it is speculated that Ferrari has managed to persuade around 20 Red Bull employees to relocate to Maranello.
As Red Bull did when it signed Mercedes engine personnel, looking only for the best, Ferrari has also targeted Red Bull. They may not have landed the two big signings they wanted, but right now, anyone who knows Red Bull’s secrets is a valuable person to the team.