Ferrari 'determined to get back to the top'
26 November 2013 – Ferrari technical director James Allison has said the Scuderia is determined to back to the top and is looking forward to once again dominating.
Ferrari – along with the rest of the teams in the sport – have been unable to stop Red Bull in recent years, with number one driver, Sebastian Vettel romping to his fourth Drivers’ title in succession this year, while the Milton-Keynes-based outfit also again took the Constructors’ crown.
Allison, who left Lotus in May and who re-joined Ferrari in September, has confidence, however, that the Scuderia can get it right.
“I have found a team hungry and determined to get back to the top of the podium at every race and championship,” he told Sky Italia. “It is a team that is optimistic for the future and is looking forward to dominating the sport again.”
Allision is aware though, that any turnaround won’t be quick: “F1 is not a quick-fix sport,” he added. “It is an incredibly difficult organisation to get every single aspect right, and you need every aspect right to win a world championship.
“The team has been one-by-one picking off its weak points. It's a work we will need to continue and a work we will never stop doing even once we do finally get ourselves back to the front.
“I don't think we have made any secret of the fact the area we have been underperforming in, relative to the completion, is we haven't made as much out of the aerodynamic rules over the last few seasons as some of our rivals.
"That's for a number of reasons and it's an area where our team has invested heavily over the last 18 months or so.
"We will eventually get our reward for that.”