Ferrari can do more, says Domenicali
15 May 2013 – Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali gathered staff members at Maranello to praise their efforts in the run up to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix, but warned that the outfit must not change its approach as the 2013 campaign progresses.
With Fernando Alonso claiming a dominant win and Felipe Massa backing him up in third, Barcelona marked the team's best combined result of 2013. However, having witnessed a strong work ethic throughout the event, Domenicali is eyeing even more.
"It’s always nice to come together at moments like this, but it’s important not just because of the result pure and simple," Domenicali told staff members at the Ferrari factory. "We have won two of the five races so far, but we can do more. For people like us, who always aim for the maximum, it’s hard to swallow having missed some opportunities. In Barcelona we won without ifs and buts, we won fair and square.
"We are doing a good job, but we will continue to concentrate on ourselves and on the challenges that lie ahead, aware that if each one of us does our job perfectly then we can do well. The aspect of the Barcelona weekend I was most pleased about was that we started our post-race meeting at 17.15, just as planned and at 18.30 we were still there analysing the data in detail: that’s the right approach, the right attention to detail and the right working method. That’s what I expect right to the end of the season."
After the opening five races, Ferrari sits seconds in the Constructors' standings on a total of 117 points, 14 behinds current leaders and reigning Champions Red Bull.