Years of exhausting work are paying off for Ferrari with a stellar begin to the Method One season, firm chairman John Elkann mentioned on Wednesday.
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 obtained off to a very 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 underneath principal Mattia Binotto and their new automotive appears to be like each quick and dependable.
”Like all our tifosi (followers) around the globe, I’m delighted we’re competing on the highest degree,” mentioned Elkann.
”That mentioned, we all know the season has simply begun and in Method One you might be all the time surrounded by fierce opponents. We should work tirelessly as a workforce to optimize each side of our efficiency.
”That’s 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.