In the round-up: Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna said he wasn’t happy with the team’s performance after they ended the season second in the constructors championship
Ferrari CEO Vigna “not satisfied with second place”
Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna said he wasn’t happy with the team’s performance after they ended the season second in the constructors championship and Charles Leclerc took second in the drivers’ standings. “I said it after the last quarter, I am not satisfied with second place because second is first of the losers,” Vigna told CNBC on Wednesday.
“We have made some progress. I’m happy with the progress we’ve made. I’m not happy with second place. I think the team has what it takes to improve over time.”
Reports from the Italian media on Friday suggest that Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto is preparing to resign from his role in the coming days.
A report by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera suggested that Binotto was set to announce he was resigning from his role as early as yesterday. However, no such announcement was issued.
Martins quickest in final day of F2 test
Victor Martins set the overall fastest time of the Formula 2 post-season test at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi after the third and final day of running.
The ART driver set a 1’35.908 to be the quickest driver across the three day test, with day two pace setter Jack Doohan, Theo Pourchaire and Roy Nissany all within a tenth of a second of Martins. Kush Maini was quickest in the evening session, but was almost a second off Martins’ best.
A three day pre-season test ahead of the 2023 championship will take place in Bahrain, starting on February 14th.
Porsche Supercup to support F1 schedule until 2030
The Porsche Supercup will continue to run on the Formula 1 support bill for the next eight seasons after Porsche and Formula 1 agreed an extension until 2030.
The single-make championship using Gt3-spec Porsche 911s will continue to race alongside Formula 1 at select grands prix over the next eight years. The series will race at eight rounds of next year’s F1 championship, including Imola, Monaco, Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps and Monza.
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Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Helmet swap with this guy!
One of the most genuine people in the paddock, a f***ing fast driver, and someone I’m happy to call a friend.
— Nicholas Latifi (@NicholasLatifi) November 25, 2022
🚨 2023 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
The line-up remains unchanged from our double title-winning 2022 season.
— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WEC (@TGR_WEC) November 25, 2022
The @OfficialWRC calendar for 2023 has been approved by the @FIA World Motor Sport Council today with 13 rounds in five regions of the world. The eight-round @FIAERC schedule has also received green light.
— FIA (@fia) November 25, 2022
2022 season is officially finished 🏁
It’s been a difficult season with highs and lows. I’ve had so much bad luck and tough moments throughout this year, but I always remained focus and never gave up !
I’m proud of myself, i learned many things that are going to be helpful for pic.twitter.com/LZAWCH41pk
— Théo Pourchaire (@TPourchaire) November 25, 2022
Stefano Domenicali had the pleasure to welcome the new Italian Ambassador to the UK, Inigo Lambertini, to the F1 HQ to discuss the growth of the sport and the importance of F1 to Italy and the UK pic.twitter.com/YeppHMj7LC
— F1 Media (@F1Media) November 25, 2022
We’re excited to announce our motorsports game under development: TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3, published by @Nacon.
We’re combining the power of the KT Engine by @kylotonn_games and our expertise to recreate the tension and passion involved in the event!
🗓 May 2023 pic.twitter.com/Yn8GOR6qZZ
— RaceWard Studio (@racewardstudio) November 25, 2022
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 25, 2022
This afternoon at AMF1 HQ, along with @Cognizant, we hosted a special panel dedicated to highlighting the success of ambitious women in motorsport and technology and raising awareness for the challenges they face.
Stay tuned for more. pic.twitter.com/xuWNVAd1Fv
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) November 25, 2022
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Happy birthday to Carlos Santos, Nick and Andy Alexander!