After two years and not using a single win on the board, Ferrari chairman John Elkann is celebrating the Scuderia’s profitable begin to the 2022 season.
However, he warns, there may be nonetheless a protracted approach to go.
Final season Ferrari opted to focus their efforts on this yr’s all-new floor impact aerodynamic automobile, stopping their growth of the 2021 automobile early within the season.
The group nonetheless managed to complete P3, beating McLaren to the perfect of the remaining spot. They have been, nevertheless, an enormous 290 factors down on Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes.
Ferrari’s resolution appears to have paid off, no less than if the early outcomes on this yr’s championship are something to go by.
Charles Leclerc has bagged two race wins, and a P2, whereas his team-mate Carlos Sainz has additionally been on the rostrum on two events.
As such Ferrari are main each championships.
Leclerc has a 34-point hole to George Russell within the Drivers’ whereas Ferrari are 39 forward of Mercedes within the Constructors’ standings.
“We stated two years in the past that we needed to work exhausting to get again to being aggressive and the 2022 championship has acquired off to a really thrilling begin,” Reuters quotes Elkann as having stated at Ferrari’s annual shareholders’ assembly.
“Like all our tifosi world wide, I’m delighted we’re competing on the highest stage.”
However, the Italian-American warns, there may be nonetheless a protracted approach to go along with this season having 22 confirmed races and a attainable twenty third ought to Russia get replaced.
“That stated,” Elkann continued, “we all know the season has simply begun and in System 1 you might be at all times surrounded by fierce opponents.
“We should work tirelessly as a group to optimise each facet of our efficiency.
“That’s the spirit and method I look ahead to seeing at Imola and because the season progresses.”
Imola marks the fourth spherical of the 2022 championship and the primary of Ferrari’s two residence races, the opposite being Monza’s Italian Grand Prix.