The Scuderia Ferrari Formula One Team ended the 2022 Formula One season as best of the rest as they ended the year in second place in the Constructors championship on 554 points following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where Charles Leclerc ended the season on the podium in second place to secure second place in the Drivers standings.
Speaking following the race, Leclerc commented saying:
It was a good race. We executed it perfectly and, as we didn’t have the pure pace to beat our competitors, put pressure on them in the key moments, which paid off.
It was a season full of ups and downs, but considering where we came from, we made a good step and can be satisfied with our progress.
I want to thank the whole team, both back home at the factory at and at the track, for all their hard work and dedication. P2 in the Constructors’ means a lot and we don’t want to stop here. We have to keep our heads down and push as hard as we can this winter, with the target of winning the title next year.
Carlos Sainz had a solid race as the Spaniard ended the race in fourth place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It was a solid race today. The start wasn’t clean but I managed to pull a nice overtake on the Mercedes at turn 6. Unfortunately, I lost time and tyre life behind Lewis and from then onwards we committed to the two stop strategy.
Overall, it was a strong performance, with good teamwork to finish P2 with Charles in the drivers’ championship and P2 in the constructors’ championship, which was our target this weekend.
It hasn’t been an easy season, especially the first half, but I’ve managed to recover the pace, and my feeling with the car has been much better in the second half. Even though we’ve only just finished the season, we are fully focused and motivated to push this winter and I am already looking forward to next year.
Thank you to every single member of the team for your tremendous effort and determination and to every tifosi out there for your incredible support! Bring on 2023! Forza Ferrari!
Scuderia Ferrari ended the season in second place behind Oracle Red Bull Racing and speaking following the conclusion of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ferrari Team Principal and Managing Director Mattia Binotto commented saying:
Second place in the Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships is down to all the hard work over the course of the season. This has been an important year, in which we had set ourselves the goal of getting back to being competitive and, in that, we have succeeded. However, we know, if we want to win the titles, there is still a lot of work to do.
I congratulate the entire team, drivers, engineers, mechanics, here in Abu Dhabi and all those back home in Maranello, because they were able to stay focussed on our goals for this weekend. The season had its difficult moments, but overall it has been signifcant. We can put 2022 behind us knowing that we made a lot of progress and, as from Tuesday, we will start preparing for the new challenge that awaits us in 2023. I want to thank our fans for their unwavering support this season. Thank you also to Sebastian for everything he has given to Formula 1 and to Ferrari.
It has been reported that Mattia Binotto is set to leave his position as Team Principal and Managing Director of Scuderia Ferrari to be replaced by Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Team Principal and CEO Frederic Vasseur however there has been no comment from the Prancing Horse regarding these rumors.