Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Ferrari pace concerns Domenicali

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Share:

Ferrari pace concerns Domenicali

Ferrari pace concerns Domenicali

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is concerned by the team's pace ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix.

The Maranello team has excelled at the high-speed circuits previously and Fernando Alonso was one of the pre-race favourites for the British Grand Prix, but could only qualify in 10th place.

While the Spaniard finished third and team-mate Felipe Massa in sixth despite suffering a tyre blow-out, their final position was aided by the late safety car that allowed them to close the gap on the cars in front of them.

With World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel not scoring any points, Alonso narrowed the gap at the top of the standings significantly, but Domenicali was concerned nonetheless.

"This weekend in terms of performance was not very good," Domenicali said.

"We need to understand in these two or three days at home why.

"There is something that I would say is bigger than little details that caused us not to be better at Silverstone.

"This is the most important thing that we have to work on - understand and recover the performance.

"We have seen that not only Red Bull now is strong, but Mercedes is very strong and they have solved their issue in terms of tyre degradation," he continued.

"Now, if we want to win the championship, and that's still the objective we have, we need to improve the car."

The Season Finale In Pictures

Editor's Picks

NTF1News: Disney Movie

NTF1News: Disney Movie

Among news items this week, tales of the Honey Badger, plus Disney's new movie about the engine row - Un-Frozen...

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Winners & Losers: Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg kept his lock-ups to a minimum as Turn 4 came back to haunt Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos...

Winners And Losers: US GP

Winners And Losers: US GP

It was a gripping race in the Lone Star state with a clinical victory for Lewis Hamilton to make it five wins in a row...

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Button 'Not Fearful' Of Alonso

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso at McLaren as "nothing scares" him...

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...