Domenicali: Not fast enough for regular podiums
14 May 2012 – They may have been bitter rivals ten years ago, when Michael Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya were going wheel-to-wheel, but Ferrari was one of the first teams to congratulate Williams as the latter returned to winning ways on Sunday. At the same time, Stefano Domenicali admitted that his team must improve its pace rapidly.
With Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa having finished second and 15th correspondingly, Domenicali also discussed Ferrari’s own Sunday afternoon.
“As from (Monday), we will return to thinking about the development of our car because we are not yet fast enough to fight consistently for a podium finish, which is the only option if we want to be in the hunt for the title,” he confesses.
“We expect Felipe to react and fight back after this unlucky weekend, starting in Monaco; we absolutely need his points to also fight for the constructors’ title.”
In the mentioned Constructors’ Championship, Ferrari sits fourth; 21 points behind Lotus and now trailing leaders Red Bull by a total of 46.