Ferrari struggling to grasp consistency subject with F1 automotive

The automotive has often been quick over one lap, which was evident as soon as once more on the Spanish GP, the place Carlos Sainz certified second.

Nevertheless, the group continues to battle in races, with the automotive behaving otherwise from stint to stint.

In Barcelona, Sainz slipped right down to fifth place on the flag, whereas from a pitlane begin following his qualifying points,  Charles Leclerc couldn’t rise increased than eleventh.

Each males needed to cope with tough automobiles.

“I believe the principle subject for us is just not the potential on the lap, or such a nook or this different,” stated Vasseur. “The primary subject is the consistency.

“Charles’s automotive for instance, between the primary and third stint with the identical compound, the primary one the stability was out of the place, and the final one was okay-ish.

“And Carlos he did a good first stint, a very good final stint, and within the center he misplaced 15 or 20 seconds on the rivals.”

He added: “It’s extremely obscure and to repair it, as a result of it isn’t at all times the identical, not at all times the identical downside.”

Vasseur stated it wasn’t a matter of tyre degradation in Spain.

“I do not suppose that it was tyre deg. It may develop into tyre deg for those who push extra. Nevertheless it’s not the principle subject.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23, Pierre Gasly, Alpine A523

Picture by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Photos

“Carlos was in a position to have a good tempo the final couple of laps. It means it isn’t that we’re dropping the tyres. Charles from lap one was complaining concerning the stability on the primary stint, and from the lap one to the final one.”

Vasseur additionally downplayed the suggestion that the automotive suffers extra when working in soiled air.

“It is true additionally that in quali you’re in free air, and races you aren’t for instance.

“Could possibly be an possibility, however when you’ve got a take a look at the second stint of Carlos he was additionally free air, and it was a catastrophe.”

Vasseur conceded that the group needed to put extra improvement give attention to addressing the consistency downside.

“Maybe we are able to steer a little bit little bit of the event on the consistency,” he stated. “And to have one thing a bit simpler to drive and in order that we are able to steer a bit. It is the path that we took the final couple of months or weeks.

“And I believe that we’re a bit extra constant than we had been at one stage. The problem is greater than on the chassis facet, the difficulty is extra from stint to stint as a result of for those who had one thing like this you can say that it is at all times there.

“However we had stints in free air that had been very tough, like Carlos’s second one.”

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