Both Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc showed impressive pace and were even able to apply some pressure on Red Bull during races, but ultimately, they fell three points short of finishing second in the constructors’ championship.
Vasseur: Not a big fan
“I'm not a big fan of this [supposed advantage]," Vasseur told RacingNews365, when discussing their newfound advantage over rivals Mercedes.
"Because it is a matter of pace, as when you don't have the pace, you want to push more, and pushing more damages the tyres.
"[In Abu Dhabi], the McLarens didn't manage their tyres at all in Turns 2 or 3, they were flat out where we were managing the tyre life.
"But I think overall, we had an advantage of pace, and when you have an advantage of pace, you can manage and don't have the tyre degradation."
If translated onto the track next season, Ferrari will have a key advantage over their rivals in 2024, as they chase their first title challenge in half a decade.
Consistency with their driver lineup should also help improve the car as the season goes on, with the feedback that Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz provide vital in the path that their 2024 and 2025 challengers will take.
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