Ferrari issue statement that will worry fans

Ferrari has failed to deliver in 2023, leaving fans disappointed about the poor performance on track.

Ferrari’s team principal Fred Vasseur has released a statement that will surely leave fans frustrated, as the Italian team’s chance of fighting for the title is slipping away.

With Red Bull running away with the 2023 season, Ferrari has found themselves dropped from a title contender to fighting for midfield positions against the likes of Alpine.

The team had been planning to introduce a much-anticipated upgrade package but it was delayed in Monaco due to the track’s unique style proving a poor testing site for the new part.

Unfortunately for fans, the upgrade has now been delayed even further, with the planned new front suspension not set to be brought to Barcelona. 

Taking a different approach to its rivals, Ferrari had pledged at the start of the season to “bring improvements in all races, but not revolutions.”

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“Every team has its own philosophy and its own way of approaching the development race and the direction of development,” Vasseur said.

“We will see what will happen later on, but in Barcelona we won’t bring any front suspension improvements.”

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Ferrari left Monaco frustrated after Charles Leclerc was demoted from P3 to P6 before the race due to a post-qualifying grid penalty and Carlos Sainz suffered damage when trying to squeeze past Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.

The Italian team is now 159 points behind title-leaders Red Bull in the Constructors’ Standings, having dropped from P2 at the end of last season to P4 this year, behind the reigning world champions, Aston Martin and Mercedes.

In the Drivers’ Standings, Ferrari’s line up are sat behind both Red Bull drivers, Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso and the two Mercedes drivers.