Ferrari CEO Vigna “not satisfied with second place” amid rumours over Binotto · RaceFans

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

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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 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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