Vasseur “impatient” to get Ferrari back on winning ways

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Great Britain, Silverstone Circuitgb

Following another tough race for the Scuderia, Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur acknowledged that he is starting to get impatient to get good results again.

Last Sunday's Silverstone round was another race where pace proved to be a struggle for Ferrari. The Italian outfit experimented with two aerodynamic configurations over the weekend with Charles Leclerc having run the new, Barcelona-spec package while his team-mate Carlos Sainz having used the older, Imola-spec SF-24.

With bouncing having posed a severe hurdle for Leclerc in practice sessions, it was ultimately decided to equip both cars with the older configuration for qualifying and the race. After a disappointing qualifying, Sainz looked like a mild threat in the early stages of the race, but faded to end up P5.

Reflecting on another difficult weekend for the Scuderia, Ferrari team boss Fred Vasseur said that the entire team is getting "impatient" to get back into great form.

“It wasn’t an easy weekend, but today Carlos drove a strong race as he had a good start, was fast in the wet and his final position was the best he could achieve today and it included the additional point for the fastest lap.

“On Charles’ side it was a bit more difficult as we gambled and the strategy didn’t pay off. He had a great start and moved up three places then he lost some time getting past Lance Stroll.

“So, when both Mercedes went off the track at turn 1 in the rain we agreed on the decision to bring Charles in for Intermediates, as an aggressive strategy was the only way to try and move him up the order. As we saw, it didn’t pay off and probably cost us a P6.

“This weekend we learned a lot about the car and we made a good step forward which is encouraging for the rest of the season. Now we need to build on what we have learned and apply it to the next couple of races. Everyone in the team, including me, is impatient to get some good results," concluded the Frenchman.