New Ferrari chassis technical director James Allison has promised the team will work on the pace of their car over the next four races.
After three consecutive second-place finishes, Fernando Alonso's Championship hopes suffered fatal blows in Korea and Japan as he failed to keep up with Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull. The Spaniard could only manage a P6 and P4 at the two events while team-mate Felipe Massa fared even worse.
Allison, who has returned to Ferrari following nine years away, admits Ferrari were not up to scratch at those two tracks.
"The Korean and Japanese Grands Prix were a disappointment for us. It is always disappointing when you don't win, but the level of performance at those two tracks was below our expectation by some way," Allison told the official Ferrari website.
"The operation of the team at the track was good and the performance of the drivers was good. We are a good outfit at the track itself. We are strategically astute and we don't make many mistakes.
"But the car performance wasn't strong enough and that is something we need to work on in the remaining four races."
Ferrari have a chance to make amends at the Indian Grand Prix this weekend and Allison admits the track in Delhi is very demanding on the car.
"The Buddh International Circuit is an interesting track which offers the full range of challenges, with a reasonable number of straights, some fast corners and slow ones," he said.
"A bit like Korea, the track has a slightly schizophrenic nature, because you want the car to be good down the straights, but there are also some very demanding slow speed sections. It therefore requires a lot from the car.
"To go well in India, a car needs the same qualities it requires at any type of circuit: it needs to be stable under braking, well balanced in both high and low speed corners, with good traction out of the latter, and good speed down the straights. These are the generic qualities required by every car for every track, but with India having such a wide range of corners, it stretches the car to it limit, similarly to tracks like Suzuka."
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