In the round-up: Ferrari CEO John Elkann says Ferrari’s results last season, which resulted in their worst championship performance for 40 years, show that they cannot rest on past glories.
What they say
Reflecting on 2020, Elkann said that despite strong results in GT racing and esports, Ferrari’s F1 performance shows it cannot rest on its laurels.
2020 was also a year of celebration. Our 1,000th grand prix, the highest number in Formula 1 ever reached; our victories in the GT racing season and we reached over 2.5 million visitors in our eSports series.
But our 2020 Formula 1 results reminded us that a great past doesn’t equate to a great present or future. This painful reality, both for ourselves and our fans is that from which we must restart with humility, focusing on what will make us competitive and ultimately lead to winning.
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New circuit layout unveiled for Formula E’s trip to Rome (Formula E)
“It’s always a challenge to create a new track in Formula E. It’s not a complete blank sheet of paper here, as we share a few corners with the old layout, but it’ll be a lot to learn for the teams which will require drivers and engineers to adapt quickly. With any change to a circuit, they’re forced into totally rethinking their strategy of energy consumption and management.”
Rafael Villagomez to drive for HWA Racelab in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 (source)
“In Rafael, we welcome another promising young talent into our team for the coming FIA Formula 3 season. He has shown that he has the drive you need to succeed, not least with his victory in the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy contest. You need that determination in order to be successful in the fiercely-competitive FIA Formula 3 Championship.”
In profile: Marcus Armstrong (Formula 2)
“I have always looked up to New Zealanders, especially when I was young and coming up through the ranks. Guys like Mitch Evans, who was in F2 not so long ago. Nick Cassidy, the guys who were around five years older than me. Brendan Hartley was a bit older, but I always followed him as well. Shane van Gisbergen is another.”
Juncos Racing adds Kyffin Simpson to 2021 Indy Pro 2000 line up (Indy Pro 2000)
“Simpson will make his official debut in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship this April in the season-opener at Barber Motorsports Park. The 16-year-old will also compete on the oval at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Road America, Mid-Ohio, and the streets of Toronto.”
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