Despite an amazing triumph at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Ferrari chief executive officer Benedetto Vigna affirms the ongoing commitment to invest in the Ferrari Formula 1 program and pinpoints the Italian side’s intentions of returning to the top of Formula 1.
The victorious #51 AF Corse 499P, driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, and Antonio Giovinazzi, emerged victorious over the #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing team, marking Ferrari’s first victory at the Circuit de la Sarthe since 1965. In an interview following the momerable weekend for Ferrari as they won the iconic Le Mans event, Benedetto Vigna said: “It once again demonstrates that Ferrari is unique and that we make unparalleled cars. It is a unique car. The next goal? To continue winning.” – the Ferrari chief executive officer added, as reported by Eurosport.
The incredible performance achieved by the Ferrari Hypercar team last weekend in Le Mans is unfortunately in total opposition to the difficult moment the Formula 1 team is currently going through. Asked about the Scuderia, Benedetto Vigna continued: “Was the bad start of the season in Formula 1 stressful for me? You know, I have more significant reasons for stress. For the team, this is a chance to improve and learn a lot. We must build a machine that will be better than the previous one, but this rule is true for everything we do.” – the Italian physicist and businessman explained, as Ferrari have struggled to compete with Red Bull and Mercedes in recent years.
Regarding Scuderia Ferrari’s commitment to Formula 1, the company’s chief executive officer replied: “Sport is very important for us, racing is in the DNA of our company. So Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, we will keep investing there because we see a lot of technologies that can go from the track to the road.” – Benedetto Vigna concluded.
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Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz will now be hoping for significantly improved performances from the SF-23 car in the next round of the 2023 Formula 1 championship, the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as they attempt to emulate the recent success of Ferrari’s 24 Hours of Le Mans team.