Years of exhausting work are paying off for Ferrari with a stellar begin to the Formula One season, firm chairman John Elkann mentioned on Wednesday.
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Charles Leclerc has gained two of the primary three races, ending second within the different, and has a 34-point lead within the championship.
Ferrari, who final gained a title in 2008 and didn’t win a race in 2020 and 2021, additionally lead the constructors’ standings by 39 factors from champions Mercedes.
”We mentioned two years in the past that we needed to work exhausting to get again to being aggressive and the 2022 championship has bought off to a really thrilling begin,” Elkann mentioned at Ferrari’s annual shareholders’ assembly.
Ferrari slumped to sixth general within the 2020 season, their lowest rating since 1980, however rose to 3rd final yr below principal Mattia Binotto and their new automobile appears to be like each quick and dependable.
”Like all our tifosi (followers) world wide, I’m delighted we’re competing on the highest stage,” mentioned Elkann.
”That mentioned, we all know the season has simply begun and in Formula One you’re at all times surrounded by fierce rivals. We should work tirelessly as a workforce to optimize each facet of our efficiency.
”That is the spirit and strategy I stay up for 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 firm founder Enzo and son Dino.
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