The Ferrari 2023 rival was unveiled at the Fiorano track in Maranello, Italy. Both drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr. were there, as well as team principal Frederic Vasseur. In front of the Tifosi, who had assembled to watch the occasion in person, the automobile was presented. The event had a tumultuous atmosphere.
Due to the fact that both drivers had an opportunity to operate the SF-23, the event was unique. Which driver will experience the SF-23 for the first time will be selected by a coin toss. Sainz took the wheel for three laps after Leclerc for the opening two.
This year, Charles Leclerc aspires to finish first and successfully defend his championship. Charles Leclerc declared that his goal for 2023 was to win the title during the launch event. The driver from Monaco said: “Clearly, the objective is to succeed. I and the crew are motivated by success. I can’t wait to go back behind the wheel and pursue that title.”
Charles Leclerc won a lot of pole positions last year but was unable to turn them into victories. The main cause of this was unreliability. Ferrari engineers appear to have resolved their reliability difficulties during the winter.
Charles Leclerc remarked of his F1 teammate Carlos Sainz and their rivalry: “We will push each other till the end, for sure.”
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Charles Leclerc focuses on the title this year
In the previous two years with Ferrari, Sainz Jr. has gotten better. Although the Spaniard lacks Charles Leclerc’s pure speed, he has outstanding racecraft and is more confident than Leclerc when it comes to strategy. Carlos will pose a challenge to Leclerc’s quest for the title.
In an effort to overcome their protracted championship drought, Ferrari plans to make a title push. Sainz was given an additional first lap to make up for having to start second, but Charles Leclerc received the honor since his number was facing up when the coin fell.
However, the crew broadcast live radio from inside the garage while Leclerc was flying the SF-23 around Fiorano, asking his teammate how the new equipment was handling. The broadcast included a humorous moniker and snarky back-and-forth between the two Ferrari drivers.
“It feels nice, and I believe we have started off well since, as far as I can tell, we are the fastest team on the track. Mate, everything feels fantastic.”
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