Alonso: Ferrari will not rest

Wednesday 09-April-2014 09:05

Fernando Alonso is adamant Ferrari are "united" after President Luca di Montezemolo met with the Spaniard to speak about the team's struggles.

This season has once again seen Ferrari's charge falter before it even began with the team even falling foul of Force India and Williams at Sunday's Bahrain GP.

Such was his disillusionment with Ferrari's performance that President di Montezemolo reportedly left the circuit early.

"I don't like seeing Ferrari in this condition," he said on his way out. "To see a Ferrari this slow on the straights is very painful."

However, prior to that, the Italian had spent time with Alonso to bolster the driver's confidence in the team and speak about the way forward.

"He came on Sunday morning and we worked together in my room for 10 minutes," he revealed to ESPNF1.

"We tried to put together everything we found in the first two races and what will be the next steps coming from the performance side and the car, with maximum pushing and maximum dedication from everyone in the team.

"He just wanted to pass me this message that Ferrari is doing 100 per cent, and on our side as well - the drivers, engineers, mechanics and everyone trackside - will work day and night because no-one is happy.

"We are very united in the team and the president can be 100 per cent sure that we will do 24 hours from Tuesday and Wednesday when we do the test.

"We won't rest until the situation changes."

There is some good news for Ferrari fans in that Alonso reckons the team's struggles in Bahrain were down to the nature of the track and not a drop in performance.

"It's no good obviously, we would like to have extra speed and be able to battle with everyone. At the moment we are missing that aspect but we have some strong points and some of the circuits will show those qualities.

"If at the next grand prix or two grand prix we are quicker than Hulkenberg and Williams etcetera, we can say to them that they are missing some of the speed that Ferrari has in the corners.

"It depends circuit to circuit, but we need to improve in all areas - on the chassis side, on aerodynamic efficiency, power - there are many things and we need to deliver some good results in the next grands prix."

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