Ferrari are amongst the groups anticipated to convey upgrades to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, only a one-hour drive from their Maranello base.
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Carlos Sainz has teased that Ferrari have already got a wind tunnel automotive “higher than the one” that helped Charles Leclerc to his near-record-breaking begin to an F1 season.
Ferrari’s F1-75 has confirmed to be quick and dependable through the opening races of 2022, with Leclerc profitable in each Bahrain and Australia, on both aspect of a second-placed end in Saudi Arabia.
Because of this, Leclerc has scored an enormous 71 factors, solely 4 factors down on the 75 claimed by Nico Rosberg throughout 2016’s opening three rounds
However Ferrari have a good higher automotive ready for them within the wind tunnel, teammate Sainz has defined.
“We’re assured we are able to develop our automotive,” he stated, talking to members of the media, together with RacingNews365.com.
“We have already got, clearly, items working within the wind tunnel, and a automotive within the wind tunnel that’s higher than the one which we now have proper now on monitor, like all of the groups have.”
Sainz says Ferrari know the place they need to enhance
Apart from some minor points on Sainz’s aspect of the storage, Ferrari’s near-pristine reliability has been one of many strongest weapons of their armoury.
With upgrades anticipated to reach at Imola, albeit not main ones, Sainz pointed to top-end pace remaining Ferrari’s weak point of their battle in opposition to Pink Bull.
“We’re focusing as a crew to attempt to enhance a bit the highest pace, to attempt to be capable of battle them a bit extra head to head within the race, as a result of they undoubtedly regarded very, very sturdy in Jeddah,” he continued.
“For the remainder, I believe we now have an excellent steadiness within the automotive, we now have a superb feeling general and we have been dependable, too. So we simply have to hold our head down and hold seeing the place we are able to enhance this automotive.”
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Ferrari may finish the upcoming Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend, on dwelling soil in Italy, having additional prolonged their already-healthy lead on the entrance.
However throughout a season so lengthy – and with a lot nonetheless to find out about F1’s new vehicles – Sainz maintains that his crew are removed from favourites but.
“Pink Bull and Mercedes are the favourites, as a result of we’ve not been in a title battle in the previous couple of years, and within the earlier years to that, these groups have out-developed Ferrari,” he stated.
“We’re nonetheless tremendous cautious. We all know we now have an ideal automotive, and we now have put collectively on monitor an ideal automotive, however these two groups have been in a title battle for the final two or three years, they usually understand how a lot you should enhance, they know precisely what they should do.
“We’re possibly missing that little bit of expertise. I believe we now have nice individuals and we’re ready, however we do not know. We’re nonetheless cautious and predict a bit to see what occurs.”
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