Ferrari ostracises F1 wing in awarding record bonus payments to all other workers for ‘exceeding expectations’ in 2022

Ferrari’s employees are set to receive a generous bonus for exceeding expectations in 2022, but the Formula 1 team will miss out on the celebration.

According to Bloomberg, the Italian car manufacturer plans to pay its workers a £12,000 bonus for surpassing sales and profit targets last year, a 12.5% increase from their 2021 bonus.

Despite the road car business performing well in 2022, Ferrari’s F1 team did not achieve their ultimate goal of winning the World Championship.

Despite Charles Leclerc leading the championship early in the season, Ferrari’s title challenge ultimately fell apart, resulting in the resignation of team principal Mattia Binotto.

Binotto has been replaced by Frederic Vasseur, formerly of Alfa Romeo, as Ferrari aims to finally win a championship.

Ferrari’s objectives for 2023 season

Ferrari F1. Credit:
Ferrari F1. Credit:

With regard to Ferrari’s objectives for the upcoming season, chief executive Benedetto Vigna said, “Data lay the foundations for an even stronger 2023, fuelled by persistently high demand for our products worldwide.

“We look ahead with great confidence, encouraged by the many signs and achievements of an evolving company. The order book is very robust, covering 2023 and part of 2024 well.

“To manage the waiting lists, much more space is given to the experiential side, and there is a strong customer interest in the 296 GTB and GTS.

“We want to get back to being competitive in the F1 Championship. Our goal is to win the World Championship and the whole team, with Fred Vasseur who recently joined us, is working in this direction.

“Another priority is to continue to develop innovative products that allow people to have more fun with our cars.

“The third priority is to continue to broaden the customer base, the fourth to increase the number of patents.

“In 2022 the number of patents we have filed is four times higher than in 2021.”

The team’s preparations for the 2023 season began at the end of last month with a “wake up” test at the Fiorano track which included both frontline drivers and reserve Robert Shwartzman.

The new car, the SF-23, will be revealed this Tuesday, ahead of the single, three-day pre-season test in Bahrain.

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