Ferrari holds top level discussion
8 March 2012 – Luca di Montezemolo, President of Ferrari, held a significant meeting with Team Principal Stefano Domenicali and the outfit's 'top engineers' on Wednesday, focused on developing the new F2012. After a tough pre-season, the marque looks set to have a tough task on its hands to fight at the top of F1's pecking order.
“I found a team that is very concentrated and determined,” Montezemolo told the official Ferrari website. “I saw in Domenicali and our engineers a great desire to show what they’re worth and to react to a winter programme that didn’t live up to our targets.
“I must underline these are our words because we will only discover the truth about where we stand compared to the others after Saturday qualifying in Melbourne: today we can only make assumptions.
Despite Ferrari's struggles in Jerez and Barcelona, di Montezemolo went on to explain that the planned 20-race calendar offers the squad plenty of scope for improvement.
“No matter how it goes in Melbourne, I would like to remind everyone that this will be the longest championship in the history of Formula 1,” he began to sum up. “We certainly won’t be able to draw conclusions after just one race.”