Three wins still the goal for Ferrari

Date published: June 23 2015

Ferrari have not changed their target for the 2015 season despite the continued dominance of Mercedes.

Shortly after joining the Scuderia as team principal, Maurizio Arrivabene stated they are determined to bounce back from last year's nightmare when they failed to win a race, adding that they want to reach the top step of the podium at least three times.

That target appeared to be reachable when Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix, but it has been all Mercedes since then.

Although they are still lagging behind Merc on the track and in terms of odds with Paddy Power, Arrivabene hasn't changed his mind.

"I said we want to win three races and I'm still here. We want to win three races," he said.

Mercedes have won seven of the eight races to date, including five 1-2 finishes, and they are clear favourites to make it nine wins at Silverstone with Paddy Power.

However, Ferrari appear to have edged closer to the Brackley-based squad in terms of pace following their decision to use their in-season engine development tokens.

Vettel, though, finished third in Austria on Sunday after he was held up in the pits for 13s due to a problem with the right-rear wheelnuts.

"We were not that far (behind)," Arrivabene said.

"I have to say, Sebastian made a very good race. Mercedes are still stronger, we threw away one more time the podium for a stupid piece that we need to fix as soon as possible. For me it is not acceptable."