Ferrari looking to ‘double 250’ target in 2023
Ferrari started its 2023 Formula 1 season with the spectacular presentation of the SF-23, which took place in the Fiorano home garden last week in the presence of 500 cheering Tifosi. After the changes at the top of the Ferrari F1 Racing Division over the winter, with Frederic Vasseur replacing Mattia Binotto as Ferrari team principal, there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm among fans ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 championship.
There are many Tifosi who can’t wait to watch the Bahrain pre-season testing session in Sakhir, scheduled from 23 to 25 February, to understand if the SF-23 challenger will really be able to challenge Red Bull and Mercedes and win a Formula 1 world title that is missing in Maranello since the 2007 season (Drivers) and 2008 (Constructors).
The big target is obviously the one that appeals most to the men in red and to the Prancing Horse fans around the world. Along the way, however, Ferrari could also try to set some statistical records, becoming the first team in Formula 1 to reach 250 victories and 250 pole positions. The Italian team is first in both overall rankings, curiously with the same number of wins and pole position starts: 242. Eight race wins and as many pole positions in the 2023 season would therefore allow Scuderia Ferrari to stamp a ‘double 250’ which would contribute adding the name of the Italian side even more in the history of the sport.
Curiously, even Red Bull, the reigning champions, are just eight wins away from a historic round figure. In fact, the Milton Keynes-based team has so far won 92 races in its history, which began in the 2005 season. Eight more victories would take it to 100, making the Austrian team only the fifth ever to have reached triple digits of GP wins after Scuderia Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Mercedes. A challenge within a challenge on the road to world titles that begins next March 5th with the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir.
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