Charles Leclerc says he aims to “finish the job tomorrow” after taking pole position for the Miami Grand Prix, but admits he is concerned about the straight-line speed of rivals Red Bull.
Ferrari will bring track-specific new parts to next week’s race in Miami followed by a more significant upgrade afterwards.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner expects the balance of power between his team and Ferrari will be “swings and roundabouts” throughout the 2022 season.
Ferrari’s Russian test driver Robert Shwartzman, who was due to drive for the team in Formula 1 practice sessions this year, will use an Israeli licence to make any appearances for them.
Carlos Sainz Jnr will race with Ferrari until at least the end of the 2024 season after signing a contract extension with the team.
Charles Leclerc said Ferrari mustn’t put themselves under extra pressure at their home event after taking an early lead in the championship.
Charles Leclerc says Ferrari face a challenge to develop their car as quickly as championship rivals Red Bull can.
Charles Leclerc admitted he was “surprised” by Ferrari’s pace in qualifying after taking pole position by almost three tenths over Max Verstappen.
Ferrari are convinced Red Bull remain a serious threat for the championship despite their rivals failing to score in the opening race of the season yesterday.
Charles Leclerc was encouraged by Ferrari’s pre-season tests but said he is unsure how competitive the team will be when the new season starts this weekend.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is pleased with their progress in testing but believes Mercedes and Red Bull remain the favourites heading into the new season.
World champion Max Verstappen capped the final day of pre-season testing for the 2022 Formula 1 season by setting the overall fastest time.
Sergio Perez set the quickest lap time of the Bahrain test so far during the final morning session as Red Bull ran a revised RB18 for the first time.
Carlos Sainz Jnr put Ferrari back on top of the times for the penultimate day of testing in Bahrain after a brief battle with Max Verstappen on track.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Ferrari have got off to a strong start in testing for the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Esteban Ocon topped the times for Alpine in the morning session for the second day of running at the pre-season test in Bahrain.
Mercedes’ rear wing mirror design is ‘something F1 needs to stop for the future’, says Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto.
Pierre Gasly put AlphaTauri at the top of the times at the end of the first day of the final pre-season test in Bahrain
Charles Leclerc put Ferrari on top of the timesheets during the morning session of the first day of the second pre-season test in Bahrain.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the extra development work they were able to do on their 2022 car compared to Mercedes was only worth up to a tenth of a second per lap.