Ferrari heads to Formula 1’s landmark race in China aiming to validate the level of performance of its SF90 car as well as the reliability of its contender following the engine issue encountered by Charles Leclerc in Bahrain.
As the 1000th race of the F1 world championship since its inception in 1950, China will represent a significant milestone in the history of Grand Prix racing for which the Scuderia has written many great chapters.
However, beyond the landmark festivities, Ferrari will be focused on securing a strong result in Shanghai after its disappointing performance in Melbourne and the truncated result at Sakhir where Leclerc was robbed of his maiden F1 win.
“The third round of the season takes place at a track that is different in character to those in Melbourne and Bahrain,” said Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto.
“Here, we have a very long straight and corners that put an uncommon amount of load on the front end.