Vasseur vows to ‘fight’ as Mercedes’ battle intensifies

Ferrari team principal Fred Vasseur has urged his team to “fight” against Mercedes as the battle for second place intensifies.

In the four races held since the summer break, Ferrari has made significant progress in the constructors’ championship.

They overtook Aston Martin to take third place and narrowed the gap with Mercedes, the team currently in second place, from 56 points to just 20.

Additionally, Carlos Sainz achieved a milestone by becoming the first non-Red Bull driver to win a race this season with victory in Singapore. Like other teams, Ferrari has reoriented its wind tunnel activities to focus on its 2024 car. However, Vasseur said the team will continue to pursue Mercedes in the current season without affecting their commitment to next year’s program.

“You don’t need to postpone the match, today’s match is against Mercedes and we have to accept it,” said the Frenchman.

“That’s always the best way to prepare for the future, for the mood of the whole team, for everyone participating in the fight, it’s very important. And we will maintain this fight until the end of the season.”

He added:
“It’s never about sacrifice, because I think performance comes from performance. It’s too late to go into the wind tunnel for this season, but what we can do on the car now will help us next year. »

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