Seven Formula 1 teams have brought updates for their cars at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, mostly aimed at improving their top speed.
Ferrari’s frustration at the time their drivers lost lapping the Williams cars was heightened by the €25,000 fine they received for impeding in practice.
Charles Leclerc’s radio from the Monaco Grand Prix showed he had agreed a switch to intermediates would be “much quicker”, even if he later criticised the call.
Charles Leclerc says he was on course to improve his pole-winning lap time in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix before crashes ended the session
Carlos Sainz Jnr says he is learning through his mistakes as he struggles to adapt to Ferrari’s 2022 car following a series of errors.
Charles Leclerc has lost the use of a turbocharger and an MGU-H unit for the rest of the 2022 season following his retirement from the Spanish Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc said Ferrari cannot afford more repeats of the failure which cost him a potential victory in the Spanish Grand Prix.
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.