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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc at the 2021 Mexico GP.v1

Ferrari’s battle with McLaren didn’t lead to compromises on 2022 car

Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies insists that the team did not sacrifice development on their 2022 car during their bid to seal third in the Constructors’ Championship last year. The Scuderia managed to beat McLaren to third in the final round of the season in Abu Dhabi, with Carlos Sainz signing off 2021 with a

Ferrari's 2022 car in testing at Abu Dhabi.v1

Ferrari to reportedly run ‘more aggressive nose design’ in 2022

Ferrari have made some bold choices in the design of their 2022 car as they seek to capitalise on the new regulations next season, according to reports. This year’s cars are set to generate less downforce in a bid to allow cars to follow more closely, thus allowing for better wheel-to-wheel racing. The new machines

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP podium.v1

Marko gives verdict on which driver is ‘closest’ to Verstappen and Hamilton

Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko believes that 22-year-old Lando Norris is closest to the level on which Sir Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen perform, as he gives his predictions for 2022. The Briton ended the 2021 season sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, impressively out-scoring more experienced team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in the Australian’s first year

Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris at McLaren in 2019.v1

Norris admits Sainz made him ‘not look so good’ at McLaren

McLaren driver Lando Norris says that his former team-mate Carlos Sainz is one of the quickest drivers in Formula 1, and admits that he was “a bit in his shadow.” The pair raced together at the Woking-based outfit in 2019 and 2020, with Sainz out-scoring his younger team-mate in both seasons. Buy an F1 TV

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.v1

Binotto could be ‘re-evaluating’ Sainz’s role at Ferrari

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto could be “re-evaluating” Carlos Sainz’s role at the team after his strong debut season with the Scuderia, former Formula 1 driver Jolyon Palmer has suggested. Palmer also tipped Sainz to become a “top-tier” driver and praised the Spaniard’s efforts in a superb first season with Ferrari. Sainz secured four podiums

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz at 2021 Abu Dhabi GP.v1

Ferrari boss expects Sainz contract negotiations to be ‘easy’

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has “no doubt” that contract negotiations with Carlos Sainz will run smoothly, as the Scuderia seek to tie the Spaniard up beyond the end of this year. Sainz joined the team from McLaren following the culmination of the 2020 season to replace Sebastian Vettel, who joined Aston Martin. The Scuderia

Leclerc and Sainz racing in Portimao, 2021.v1

Leclerc opens up on his weaknesses relative to Sainz

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has said he thoroughly enjoyed having Carlos Sainz at the team last year after a strong season for both drivers. Ferrari signed Sainz from McLaren to replace the outgoing Sebastian Vettel, who headed off to Aston Martin. Leclerc out-qualified Sainz 13 times over the course of the season, but the Spaniard

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