Stefano Dominicali says Ferrari have alot of work to do - and alot of work they will do

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    Stefano Dominicali says Ferrari have alot of work to do - and alot of work they will do

    Post by Ross on 5th April 2009, 14:47

    Ferrari vow to work flat-out for China




    Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali says his squad will work around the clock to improve for China after another 'unacceptable' performance in Malaysia.

    The reigning constructors' champion has yet to score in 2009 and made two massive strategic errors this weekend - allowing Felipe Massa to get knocked out in Q1 by deciding not to do a final run, and then putting Kimi Raikkonen onto wet tyres far too early in today's race.

    "How can we be happy about these two grands prix? We cannot," said Domenicali.

    "But this is a sport, this is our life, so we need to react immediately.


    "There is no reason to cry, we have to work.

    "One thing that I think the team has learned in these two weekends is that we were very strong in the past in difficult moments, and we have to be strong now, even though at this stage our car is not number one.

    "Everybody needs to understand this situation and we need to react, that's the only medicine that we have to use.

    "From a performance point of view we have to make sure we bring something back in China.

    "We know that from what we have seen it's on the aero side that we need to make the difference, so an aerodynamic development is needed - we need to have more downforce.

    "This is the critical point on the car that we are seeing now.

    "We need to work day and night to try and anticipate everything we can to improve the performance of the car."

    He said the decision to give Raikkonen wet tyres when the rain had not quite arrived was a gamble worth taking.

    "We had information that the big downpour was coming, we felt some drops of rain at this stage, so because of this 'one plus one', that was our decision," Domenicali explained.

    "If after 30s it had been totally wet as it unfortunately was six minutes later, it would have been a different situation."

    Ferrari had been very quick in Friday practice, yet could not maintain that performance.

    "We need to see why our car was, for example, very competitive on lots of fuel and the soft tyres on Friday, and other times was really very difficult," said Domenicali.

    "This is a car that is very sensitive to different fuel loads and tyres.

    "This is something that we need to understand and we're not there yet, so this is a big problem for performance."


    Source: itv.com/f1


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