Max Verstappen and Adrian Newey to join Ferrari?

Ferrari boss Frederic Vasseur recently weighed in on potential moves for Max Verstappen and Adrian Newey.

The last time Ferrari won a race in Formula 1 was at the Austrian Grand Prix in 2022 when Charles Leclerc emerged victorious.

The last time the Scuderia lifted a world championship was back in 2007 when Kimi Raikkonen brought home the gold.

It’s safe the say that as the most successful team on the grid, the current standings are unacceptable.

The 2023 season has highlighted the lack of progress present in the Ferrari camp as they are still yet to win a race this year.

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More worryingly, however, is the fact that Ferrari have only managed one podium from eight races when Leclerc finished third in Azerbaijan.

Nonetheless, speculation continues to link the biggest names in F1 to Ferrari.

With Leclerc restless and Sainz supposedly eyeing up an Audi move, the prancing horses have now been linked with a sensational move for Adrian Newey and Max Verstappen.

Albeit hugely unlikely one could find a spec of truth in such rumours, they continue to circulate.

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Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur recently shared his thoughts when speaking to Sky Sports.

“You have all the big names of F1. I’m asked very often the question about Max, Lewis, top engineers and so on,” he said.

“For sure [you would want them] but in the end it’s not like this, at the end you need to understand where you are weak and not and to then try to improve step by step.

“I’m not sure that the big names in F1 if they are not part of the project from the beginning, do they add value?

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“If they join the team and want to change everything, you are speaking about two or three years, but it would be too long.

“I think we have a good structure. We have to reinforce the team for sure and we are on this way but it’s not just about big names.

“In the big teams today we are roughly 1,000 [employees] and I’m convinced the weight of the group is much more important than the weight of the individual.”