More Ferrari staff to quit and join rival teams

Ferrari started the 2023 season poorly, missing out on a podium finish to Aston Martin.

The 2022 season was full of highs and lows for Ferrari, with the team taking huge strides forwards under the new regulations but eventually falling short of the championship.

The team started the season with the fastest car on the grid and built up a strong lead in both championships but a number of reliability issues and strategic errors eventually saw the Scuderia fall away from the title.

2023 has started in similar fashion for Ferrari, with Red Bull looking head and shoulders above their rival at the opening race weekend of the season in Bahrain.

Ferrari looked set for a podium with Charles Leclerc running in P3 but their reliability issues once again hurt the team as the Monegasque driver was forced to retire from the race with a power unit issue.

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With Red Bull looking vastly superior to Ferrari already this season, some fans are already beginning to write off the Scuderia, suggesting that the championship is already Red Bull’s despite only being a race into the season.

New team principal Fred Vasseur would not have wanted to start his rein in such a disappointing manner and is now reportedly eyeing a number of changes behind the scenes.

It has been reported that Enrico Cardile’s future is currently uncertain, with the head of chassis potentially on the verge of leaving the Scuderia.

Assistant team principal Laurent Mekies is also eyeing an exit from Ferrari according to reports, with Vasseur looking to completely change the team from last season.

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Ferrari will be looking to improve their form as quickly as possible, with their star driver Charles Leclerc reportedly considering whether to leave the team upon the expiration of his contract next season.

The first thing that Ferrari will have to solve this season is their reliability issues, which the team were confident that they had solved over the winter break.

With Red Bull proving last season that they are phenomenally reliable and consistent, any potential challenger cannot afford to slip up or unnecessarily retire from races.