Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur: “Great job” / Formula 1

Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur: “Great job” / Formula 1

Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur could not celebrate the double victory in Japan as in the previous race in Melbourne. The Frenchman was still impressed with the performance of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

The two Ferrari stars had different starting positions for the race at the Suzuka Circuit. Carlos Sainz was able to start from the second row of the grid and was fourth fastest in qualifying. His teammate Charles Leclerc, on the other hand, had to start his fourth race of the season from eighth on the grid in the fourth row.

The strategies of the two Scuderia mercenaries were equally different. Leclerc had the tough task of stopping just once after being stopped early in the race, while Sainz made two pit stops. Both showed good performances and finished 3rd and 4th one after the other, with the Spaniard coming out on top.

Team boss Fred Vasseur concluded with satisfaction: “It was a good Sunday for our team. We had the tire management under control, the pace was good, the strategy worked and the pit stops were also strong.

Meanwhile, the Frenchman warned: “If we were missing something this weekend, it was in qualifying on Saturday. We have to do a better job.” He had only words of praise for his two followers. “Both of them did a great job,” he gave them a fond memory of the Suzuka campaign.

And Vasseur explained: “We knew that the race strategy would be a little different for Charles because he started from 8th position. That’s why we decided early in the race to make only one stop with him. It worked because he took good care of the tires. We can be happy because they wasted no time in fighting as they executed different strategies. It was a perfect job.”

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round
Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0