Tag: Scuderia Ferrari

Sainz’s Sensational Victory Ends Red Bull and Verstappen’s Dominance in Singapore
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Sainz’s Sensational Victory Ends Red Bull and Verstappen’s Dominance in Singapore

Carlos Sainz, starting from pole position, executed a brilliant strategy that denied his competitors any chance to catch up. He expertly managed his tires and, in a show of sportsmanship, supported his former teammate Lando Norris by allowing him to stay within the DRS (drag reduction system) range, effectively fending off the pursuing Mercedes team. In a dramatic turn of events, George Russell of Mercedes, armed with fresher tires, was pushing hard for the win but crashed on the final lap, allowing Lewis Hamilton to inherit the podium position and secure the fastest lap. Sainz, reflecting on his performance, exclaimed, "We executed the race perfectly." He crossed the finish line with an impressive 0.812-second lead to claim his second career victory for Ferrari, his first since the ...
Ferrari Unveils Striking Red and Yellow Livery for Italian Race: A Tribute to Heritage and Triumph
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Ferrari Unveils Striking Red and Yellow Livery for Italian Race: A Tribute to Heritage and Triumph

By Score More For the Italian race, Ferrari will have a new livery. The red that it's known for will continue to be the dominant color, but now it will be combined with yellow, in a weekend that is seen as a way to celebrate Ferrari's competitive DNA. Right away, it's a way to celebrate the historic triumph in this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race it returned to at the highest level with the 499P, winning in the hands of James Calado, Antonio Giovinazzi, and Alessandro Pier Guidi. Just like that car, the SF-23 will also hit the track with a mix of red and yellow in the livery, with 'V' shaped stripes in yellow, as well as the drivers' numbers (16 and 55). The nose of the car, where the historic Ferrari logo is located, will also be in yellow. The drivers who won the Le ...
Ferrari’s Strategic Moves: Aiming to Strengthen Team with Key Additions from Mercedes and Red Bull
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Ferrari’s Strategic Moves: Aiming to Strengthen Team with Key Additions from Mercedes and Red Bull

By Score More Ferrari is strategically maneuvering to enhance their team's prowess by securing crucial figures from both Mercedes and Red Bull. Having successfully lured Loic Serra from Mercedes last month, the Italian powerhouse is now eyeing another significant recruitment from Red Bull's ranks. The acquisition of Loic Serra, Mercedes' performance director and a reported ally of seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, marked a significant coup for Ferrari. However, due to contractual obligations, Serra won't be able to start his role until 2025, as he remains bound to Toto Wolff's team for an additional 16 months. Serra's impending arrival at Ferrari is anticipated to create an opportunity for Fred Vasseur, Ferrari Team Principal, to strengthen his team further. Vasseur had prev...
Another poor race in Saudi Arabia raises questions as to what role Carlos Sainz serves in the Ferrari team
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Another poor race in Saudi Arabia raises questions as to what role Carlos Sainz serves in the Ferrari team

By Sam Cooper | planetf1.com Carlos Sainz has always been a driver used to time away from the limelight. His first ever race seat had him partnering Max Verstappen and when he made the move to McLaren, a lot of the talk was of the sport’s next great driver in the form of Lando Norris. But yet, when he moved to Ferrari in 2021, the beneficiary of Sebastian Vettel’s defeat in the quest for power, his life and role in the sport changed. followed by two retirements. A podium in Canada and a maiden win in Silverstone were bookended by retirements and in the final six races, he twice finished on the podium, twice off it but still in the points and twice retired. This inconsistency, especially at the start of the year, was easy for Sainz to focus on as his number one area to improve but ...
Carlos Sainz
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Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz Vázquez de Castro - better known now as Carlos Sainz Jr - is the son of Spanish rallying great Carlos Sainz Sr and an F1 driver currently racing for the mighty Scuderia Ferrari team. Born on September 1, 1994 in the Spanish capital Madrid, Carlos Jr is now 27 years of age. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins tall (1.78m). Carlos Sainz in F1   Carlos Sainz Jr entered Formula 1 with Toro Rosso as a Red Bull junior in 2015 as team-mate to Max Verstappen. A solid debut season saw the Spaniard finish 15th and earn him a second year with the team. Two sixth-place finishes - at the US and Brazilian Grands Prix - earned Sainz his best results of his first two years as he improved his championship position to 12th. His third and final year with Toro Rosso w...
Charles Leclerc
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Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque F1 driver who currently stars for the Scuderia Ferrari team. Leclerc, born on October 16, 1997 and now 25 years old, is seen at Maranello as the man to finally bring a world title back to the sport's most famous team. The wait is currently at 16 years. Leclerc stands at a height of 5ft 11ins tall (1.80m). Charles Leclerc in F1 Leclerc joined the F1 grid with Sauber in 2018 after taking consecutive championship titles in GP3 and F2. Prior to this, in 2016, Leclerc had spent time at Haas as its development driver, a role attained through his connection to the Ferrari Driver Academy. The Monégasque driver was granted FP1 outings at both the British and German race weekends that year. In 2017, Leclerc completed a m...
Ferrari launch 2023 F1 car
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Ferrari launch 2023 F1 car

Ferrari unveiled their 2023 Formula 1 car, the SF-23, in front 500 passionate Tifosi at Maranello as they look to end their 15-year wait for a championship. Most prominent is the Ferrari name on the back of the black rear wing, which will be on the car at each of the 23 Grand Prix, beginning with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 3-5. Both drivers drove the new car following the launch at Ferrari‘s test track in Fiorano, with Charles Leclerc taking to the wheel first. “I can’t wait for the season,” said Leclerc. “2022 was a good step forward compared to the two difficult years in 2020 and 2021. “We’ve done a great job working on it [the new car] and trying to address the weaknesses that we had on this car and hopefully it will be better. “The goal is to win. The feeling of w...
‘I will run it as I want’ – new Ferrari F1 team boss puts foot down
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‘I will run it as I want’ – new Ferrari F1 team boss puts foot down

Fred Vasseur, Ferrari's newly appointed team principal, has made it clear that he will be in charge of the Scuderia's Formula 1 team. Vasseur, who previously held positions at Alfa Romeo and Sauber, took over the role on 9 January, succeeding Mattia Binotto. There had been speculation that Vasseur would not have complete control over the team and that chairman John Elkann and CEO Benedetto Vigna would play a larger role in the day-to-day management of the Maranello outfit. However, in an interview with selected media, Vasseur stated: "The Gestione Sportiva, the team, is part of the bigger organisation of Ferrari. I have a CEO, and it's Benedetto Vigna, and I have a chairman [Elkann] for the company, and the situation is crystal clear. "But even at Sauber, I had to report to the chair...