Fred Vasseur Optimistic About Ferrari Taking The Fight To Red Bull


Ferrari are simply one of the most consistent teams out there in the current Formula 1 season. With Carlos Sainz gathering three podiums this year, which included a mega race win in Australia and with Charles Leclerc also continuing the silvery run of form amplified by his most recent podium finish at Miami, things are looking good for the Maranello-based outfit at the moment.

As a matter of fact, in the 2024 Australian Grand Prix, Ferrari even scored a spectacular 1-2 finish, punctuated by Leclerc closely-following his race-winning teammate.

Most recently, Ferrari were found to be quick and captured the third step of the podium in what was clearly an electrifying Grand Prix at Miami, which happened to be the first of the three races to take place in America; COTA and Las Vegas Grands Prix shall take place later this year.

On the whole, if there is a team that is truly packing a punch and taking the fight to Red Bull, who’ve thus far been contesting with near unrivalled supremacy, then it is Ferrari.

In the aftermath of the 2024 Miami Grand Prix, Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur, a cool and collected figure alluded to the unbridled spirit of optimism that currently surrounds the red camp. The current championship machine, i.e., the SF-24 seems like a speedy wagon that can hold onto its own against the likes of McLaren and as seen on a certain tracks, even the mighty Red Bull.

So the big point is, what does Fred Vasseur actually think of Ferrari’s chances in the current season and how far can the team rally around the fighting duo of Leclerc and Sainz and the 2024 contender?

Vasseur expressed his honest views about the Christian Horner-led and Max Verstappen-powered Red Bull and whether the team does feel exceptionally confident about retaining both the driver and the constructor championships.

Here’s what the veteran French had to say:

They (Red Bull) are not anymore in the comfort zone of last year, when that doesn’t matter what’s happened after lap two. I think, a game change in the management in the race. It’s an opportunity for us, because if we are doing another small step, I think that we will be really in a position to fight with them every single weekend.”

Having said that, the forthcoming updates that the SF 24 will carry, it is being said, will be even comparable to the McLaren updates that resulted in a show-stopping performance for the Papaya-liveried team as seen at America.

Imola onwards, it is expected, Ferrari will rise even further. And that’s precisely the thing that will get the Tifosi going- isn’t it?


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