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F1: Years of hard work are paying off, says Ferrari chairman

/ 08:16 PM April 13, 2022
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia - April 10, 2022 Ferrari's Charles Leclerc's pit crew in action during the race Pool via

FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – April 10, 2022 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc’s pit crew in action during the race Pool via REUTERS/Simon Baker

MILAN—Years of hard work are paying off for Ferrari with a stellar start to the Formula One season, company chairman John Elkann said on Wednesday.

Charles Leclerc has won two of the first three races, finishing second in the other, and has a 34-point lead in the championship.

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Ferrari, who last won a title in 2008 and failed to win a race in 2020 and 2021, also lead the constructors’ standings by 39 points from champions Mercedes.

“We said two years ago that we had to work hard to get back to being competitive and the 2022 championship has got off to a truly thrilling start,” Elkann said at Ferrari’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

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Ferrari slumped to sixth overall in the 2020 season, their lowest ranking since 1980, but rose to third last year under principal Mattia Binotto and their new car looks both fast and reliable.

“Like all our tifosi (fans) around the world, I am delighted we are competing at the highest level,” said Elkann.

“That said, we know the season has just begun and in Formula One you are always surrounded by fierce competitors. We must work tirelessly as a team to optimize every aspect of our performance.

“That is the spirit and approach I look forward to seeing at Imola and as the season progresses.”

The next race, round four of 23, is a home one for Ferrari at the Italian circuit named after company founder Enzo and son Dino.

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