Ferrari will not give up, Fry insists
23 April 2014 – Ferrari engineering guru Pat Fry has said the Scuderia has no intention of giving up, although he concedes Mercedes does have a considerable performance advantage.
Fernando Alonso gave the Maranello squad its first podium of the 2014 Formula 1 season in Shanghai last weekend, and while Fry believes this is proof the team is making progress, he knows there is a long way to go, especially as Kimi Räikkönen could do no better than P8 in the sister car.
"This result [third] is a reward for the effort that all the team is putting into every area," Fry said after the Chinese Grand Prix.
"This weekend we made some progress and in general, the speed of the car has increased, both in the corners and on the straights," he added.
"But we have to be realistic about our current potential and continue working, because the gap to Mercedes is still big and no one within our team has any intention of giving up," he vowed.