Vasseur Sees Latest Triumph As 'Evidence' That Red Bull Will Make Mistakes Under Pressure

Friday, 29 March 2024 at 22:45
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Scuderia Ferrari's team principal, Frederic Vasseur, asserted after the end of the Australian Grand Prix that Ferrari is able to put Red Bull under pressure to make more mistakes.
The 2024 Australian Grand Prix ended with Ferrari's first one-two finish since the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, and the team from Maranello managed to do it pretty comfortably.
Max Verstappen's retirement helped them, but Vasseur suggests that they made mistakes thanks to the pressure that his team put on Red Bull. As quoted by Sky Sports, he said:

"This weekend I think it's good evidence that when we are putting everything together, and I'm not sure that we'll be able to do it every single weekend, we can put them a little bit under pressure."

"And it's when they are under pressure that they will also make more mistakes."

While Ferrari was on it straight from the first lap in the first practice session, Red Bull struggled with their setup all throughout. Vasseur added that he was confident his team could continue on this trajectory.

"We have to continue in this direction. We are much more confident of the fact that we can manage this kind of event."

"From lap one, day one, we were there, we were performant, and it was quite smooth, and it's in this situation that we are doing the best car for the Sunday."

On the one hand, it isn't expected that Ferrari will now challenge the Austrian team at every single circuit because the Albert Park Circuit very much suited their setup.
On the other hand, it seems that the 2024 season will probably not be as straightforward for Red Bull as 2023 was and as it appeared after the first two races of the season.
Both teams are expected to introduce major upgrades sometime around the seventh race of the season (the first race in Europe)- the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. This is a Grand Prix to look forward to, as we might see some changes in the pecking order afterward.