Ferrari’s team principal, Frederick Vasseur, has responded to the rumours that the team has gained an extra 30 bhp in engine power over the winter. Vasseur dismissed these rumours while speaking to multiple media outlets, describing them as “a joke.”
Vasseur explained that the team had made improvements in the engine’s reliability rather than its performance. “The issue was the reliability, and the first target is to fix it,” he said. While the team is pleased with the progress made so far, Vasseur acknowledged that the reality on the track is a different aspect.
Vasseur also reflected on the strategic blunders committed by the team last year, saying, “I am trying to understand exactly what happened on every single mistake last year.” He added that he is analyzing if it is a matter of decision, organization, or communication.
According to Vasseur, the biggest issue on the pit wall is communication and the number of people involved. He suggested that the solution is to have a clear flow of discussion and communication between the right people in the right position.
“If you put too many people discussing about the same things, when you have the outcome of the discussion, the car will be on the next lap,” he said. “You just need to have a clear flow of discussion and communication between the good people in the right position. It’s a work in progress.”
Ferrari will be looking to improve on their second-place finish in the constructors’ championship last year. Vasseur’s comments suggest that the team is focusing on addressing the issues that plagued them last season to perform better in the upcoming season.