Fred Wasser (Ferrari): “It’s the most important factor” / Formula 1

After experiencing his first few weeks as Ferrari staff boss, Fred Wasser talks about the French pre-season, the two drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz and the pre-season.


Ferrari has a brand new staff principal this 12 months in Fred Wasser and the Frenchman, who has intensive expertise as Sauber Motorsport CEO and Alfa Romeo Team Principal from 2017 till the finish of final season, is doing his greatest to advertise his place. the new squad will get to know one another higher.

“It’s going very well to date,” says the 54-year-old, however in the similar breath admits: “It’s very intense, as you’ll be able to think about. Because there’s little time between January and the first checks of the automotive in Bahrain in February. So I’ve to be affected person, however it may be completed.”

He already is aware of two members of the Ferrari staff very effectively: the driving duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The new boss of the Scuderia says of the duo: “After my dedication was confirmed, we had a protracted dialog. It was important to me to understand how they had been feeling and the way they had been eager about the previous couple of years. Having the similar drivers on board is a bonus for me, it makes issues simpler to grasp. Since I knew each of them so effectively, the whole lot went a lot sooner than normal.

Wasser remains to be targeted on attending to know his new workers. “The most important factor for me in these first few weeks is to satisfy as many individuals as potential and trade concepts with them about themselves, me and the group. First of all, I need to know people. I’ve met just a few folks, however I nonetheless have just a few extra to go.”

Maranello is in good spirits. “Everyone may be very targeted and devoted. And it is at all times a narrative from a season in the past. We cannot wait till the automotive is offered and the first trial interval is over. Because we all know that this season there’s little time left between the presentation, testing and the first race. So we’ve got to be prepared from day one. But the ambiance is nice and we’re very cautious,” explains the engineer.

And what does Wasser say about the new automotive? “I’m not right here to share secrets and techniques, however the automotive will probably be pink,” he mentioned with a smile.

Formula 1 2023

February 3: Red Bull Racing in New York
February 06: Williams Online (stay solely)
February 7: Alfa Romeo Racing in Zurich
February 11: AlphaTauri in New York (Live Only)
February 13: McLaren at Woking
February 13: Aston Martin at Silverstone
February 14: Ferrari at Maranello
February 15: Mercedes at Silverstone
February 16: Alpine in London

winter take a look at
February 23-25: Bahrain International Circuit

Formula 1 World Championship calendar
05.03. Bahrain GP, ​​Bahrain International Circuit, Sahir
19.03 Saudi Arabian GP, ​​Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah
02.04. Australian GP, ​​Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne
04/30 Azerbaijan GP, ​​Baku City Circle, Baku*
07.05. Miami GP, Miami International Speedway, Miami
21.05 Emilia Romagna GP, Autodromo Enzo and Dino Ferrari, Imola
28.05 Monaco GP, Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
04.06. Spanish GP, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalonia, Montmelo
18.06 The Canadian Doctor, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
02.07. Austrian GP, ​​Red Bull Ring, Spielberg*
09.07. British GP, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
23.07. Hungarian GP, ​​Hungary, Budapest
07/30 Belgian GP, ​​Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa*
27.08 Netherlands GP, Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort
03.09. Italian GP, ​​Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza
17.09 Singapore GP, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
24.09 Japan GP, ​​Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
08.10. Qatar GP, Losail International Circuit, Doha*
22.10. Austin GP, ​​Circuit of the Americas, Austin*
29.10. Mexican GP, ​​Autodromo Herman Rodriguez, Mexico City
05.11. Brazilian GP, ​​Autodromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos*
18.11. Las Vegas GP, Las Vegas Street Circuit, Las Vegas
26.11 Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

* Sprint format


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