Years of exhausting paintings are paying off for Ferrari with a stellar begin to the Formula One season, corporate chairman John Elkann stated on Wednesday.
Charles Leclerc has received two of the primary 3 races, completing 2nd within the different, and has a 34-point lead within the championship.
Ferrari, who remaining received a identify in 2008 and didn’t win a race in 2020 and 2021, additionally lead the constructors’ standings through 39 issues from champions Mercedes.
“We said two years ago that we had to work hard to get back to being competitive and the 2022 championship has got off to a truly thrilling start,” Elkann stated at Ferrari’s annual shareholders’ assembly.
Ferrari slumped to 6th total within the 2020 season, their lowest rating since 1980, however rose to 3rd remaining 12 months underneath foremost Mattia Binotto and their new automobile appears to be like each rapid and dependable.
“Like all our tifosi [fans] around the world, I am delighted we are competing at the highest level,” Elkann added.
“That said, we know the season has just begun and in Formula One you are always surrounded by fierce competitors. We must work tirelessly as a team to optimize every aspect of our performance.
“That is the spirit and means I look ahead to seeing at Imola and because the season progresses.”
The subsequent race, spherical 4 of 23, is a house one for Ferrari on the Italian circuit named after corporate founder Enzo and son Dino.