Charles Leclerc claimed his second victory of the season in the 2022 Australia GP. The Ferrari driver extended his lead in the Drivers Championship in first place with 71 points. Red Bull’s Sergio Perez finished second. Meanwhile, George Russell claimed his first podium finish as a Mercedes driver as the Briton finished 3rd in the race.
Ferrari and Leclerc have taken a major leap in the standings, and both lead by a major that did not exist in the previous season. Title rivals Red Bull and Mercedes look to cut done their deficit in the upcoming the Emilia Romagna GP.
Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko announced this week that Red Bull will bring an update in Imola, Ferrari wants to focus mainly on the existing parts on the car. Mattia Binotto claims Ferrari has eyes set for bigger upgrades later on in the season.
Mattia Binotto: “We will only come up with bigger upgrades later in the season.”
With the start of the European season in Imola, the car development race whould really pick up speed. But Ferrari Team principal Mattia Binotto says his team is not focusing on bringing any new upgrades to Imola. The Scuderia are meanwhile planning to introduce upgrades ‘race-by-race’.
Binotto told Auto, Motor und Sport, “We prefer to work on our known problems, for example, the problem with porpoising. That has had quite an impact on our performance of late. We will only come up with bigger upgrades later in the season.”
Ferrari is on course to cement their lead on the championship as Leclerc claims their and his second win of the 2022 season. And the Scuderia, comfortably sit on top of the Constructor’s championship with a 49 point lead on Mercedes in second place. Leclerc leads the drivers’ championship by 34 points which is more than anyone did during any point in the 2021 season. And the Italian team will be looking to increase their advantage with another strong performance in Imola for the Emilia Romagna GP on April 22-24.