Charles Leclerc will not be the number one driver at Ferrari once again

Ferrari Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc finished second in championship driving for Ferrari after enduring a tough season fighting rival Max Verstappen.

Fred Vasseur took the role of the new Ferrari team principal after Mattia Binotto stepped down. The team endured a tough season last year. After having a strong start to the 2022 season, the team couldn’t carry the momentum forward.

The team is eyeing a comeback as Charles Leclerc finished second last year. Regardless, the new boss made it clear that there are no preferences moving forward in the team:

While addressing the media, Vasseur said:

“It is a clear situation,”

“We have two very good drivers, and they are both able to do the job. We will have the capacity to provide them with exactly the same car, structure and support.

“The target is to win with Ferrari and for Ferrari, and there will be no number one and number two. But if at one stage we have to take action, I will take action, and it doesn’t matter if it is for one driver or the other.”

Even though Charles Leclerc came out to be a clear winner last season – securing second place ahead of his teammate in the fifth by 62 points, Ferrari still has no preferences when it comes to drivers.

Boss assures Ferrari is ready for the 2023 challenge

Ferrari faded away behind red bull last year. The Prancing horse finished 205 points behind the Milton Keynes based squad.

Regardless, the new boss is convinced that the side can take on the 2023 challenge.

Vasseur added:

“When you are at a top team, you cannot have another target than to win. You can’t start the season and say: we want to finish second’. That shows a lack of ambition.”

“We have everything to do a good job, and the target is to win the championship, and if you want to win the championship, you have to beat Red Bull – I am convinced we have everything to win.”

Ferrari will reveal their 2023 challenger on 14th February 2023.

For more sports-related updates, follow us on Twitter.

To Top