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Ferrari remain cautious

Tuesday 12th July 2011

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Ferrari remain cautious

Ferrari remain cautious

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali insists the team are keeping their feet firmly on the ground following their win at Silverstone, saying it will take a couple of races to discover if they can regularly compete for race victories.

Fernando Alonso broke Ferrari's 2011 drought in style at the British Grand Prix when he came from third on the grid to beat the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber to win. It's not just the race win that have pleased Ferrari, the fact that they were up with the pace the whole weekend has given everyone a lift.

Domenicali, though, cautions the team against getting carried away as results could vary from race to race.

"It was an incredible performance," the Italian said. "We were expecting an improvement for sure. But, it was so big to be honest, we need to be cautious, we need to understand the data, and we need to understand what the others are doing.

"We saw that the performance of our car during the weekend was always good in all conditions, wet, soft tyres, hard tyres, even on Saturday was not too bad, so I am pleased for that.

"But as always we need to bring along race-by-race the results, and we [will] try to understand because maybe it will be different for the next grand prix."

Despite their magnificent performance at Silverstone, Ferrari won't sit back ahead of the next race in Germany as they know rivals Red Bull and McLaren will "push like hell".

"For sure we will try to put some other updates on the car and then we will see what we have," Domenicali said. "That is our objective.

"Our aim is to win some other races and for sure that will be the approach with which we will arrive at the Nurburgring.

"Let's wait and judge after a couple of races, and then we will see if we confirm this kind of situation. Now we are focused on our job.

"But I am sure Red Bull and McLaren will push like hell to understand the performance. It is a never-ending story, and if they are going to be better at the Nurburgring we will see. For sure they will push like hell in order to make sure there are some more upgrades and be strong."

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