Ferrari: Race-by-race we will improve
1 April 2014 – Ferrari Technical Director James Allison has said he is confident the Scuderia’s development programme will keep delivering steps that will allow them to improve the F14 T and then challenge Mercedes.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the third round in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, Allison added that while the squad is aware of the size of the challenge ahead, he is still hopeful that they can get there and improve ‘race-by-race’.
“We are working in a constant way and with the highest levels of dedication in all the areas of potential development. We brought a useful upgrade to the Malaysian GP and were duly rewarded with a more competitive performance than at the first race, but the whole team is in no doubt about the size of the challenge that remains ahead of us this season,” he told Ferrari’s official website.
“We are not disregarding anything,” he continued. “Much has been spoken about the new power units on the 2014 cars, but it is rarely mentioned that 1 per cent of engine power is not so different in its effect on the stopwatch as 1 per cent of aero efficiency.
“Our development programme will keep delivering steps to the efficiency of the F14-T; aero, power unit, mechanical grip – [and] race by race these steps will help to hunt down those in front. If we can keep up the progress that we made between Melbourne and Malaysia then it will start to tell in both in grid positions and in the Championship,” he concluded.