Domenicali sure of better start in 2013
5 January 2013 – Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali is adamant that the Italian marque will enjoy a much stronger start to the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, having endured a troublesome pre-season testing period with its F2012 chassis last year.
Domenicali also believes the title race will be decided in the opening handful of races, explaining that most teams will switch full focus to the new 2014 ruleset by July.
"What happened to us at the first winter test in Jerez last year will not happen to us this year," he is quoted as saying by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.
"The upcoming season will be decided in the first races. The teams will do their work for 2013 and then pretty quickly move on to the preparations for 2014. I think this switch will happen no later July, so it is important to have a good car for the beginning."
Ferrari is yet to confirm a date for the launch of its new design, although the team unveiled its 2012 car to the public before pre-season testing got underway at Jerez.