Monaco “a good opportunity” for Ferrari to fight for win
In the round-up: Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur says this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix marks a good opportunity for Ferrari to fight for a victory
Monaco “a good opportunity” for Ferrari to fight for win – Vasseur
Despite sitting in fourth place in the constructors’ championship after five rounds of the 2023 season with just a single podium finish for Charles Leclerc in Baku, Vasseur believes Ferrari’s strength in qualifying could pay dividends in Monaco this weekend.
“From the beginning [of the season], I think we were always in a position to fight for pole position,” said Vasseur. “And when you start from the first row in Monaco, you can expect to win – or at least you have the chance to do it.
“For sure it’s a good opportunity for us, now let’s see what’s happens tomorrow and Saturday, before the race on Sunday.”
Aston Martin moving into new factory
Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack says he is in the process of moving into the team’s multi-million pound new factory build at their headquarters at Silverstone, which is in the process of being completed over 2023.
“I moved out of the factory yesterday and I move into the new one on Monday,” Krack explained. “So I got my box with all my stuff in and on Monday it will be in the new factory.
“Obviously for people like me, it’s easy – I just have an office – but for the whole production side, the move has already started earlier and it will go also for longer. Then you have your test equipment and your test facilities that have to move. So there is a masterplan in place that has been followed so far and the move has started and is going over the next, I would say, two or three weeks. And we are all super-excited to be in this fantastic facility.”
Stanek hit with grid penalty for Boschung clash
Formula 2 driver Roman Stanek will drop three places on the grid for tomorrow’s sprint race after Monaco Grand Prix stewards deemed him responsible for crashing into Ralph Boschung at Anthony Noghes in yesterday’s practice session.
The stewards determined that the Trident driver “turned in for the corner without allowing the room that car 25 [Boschung] was owed” and was wholly responsible for the collision. He was handed a three-place grid penalty from where he qualifies for Saturday’s sprint race and given two penalty points.
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