Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has said that the team has finally managed to come through the bad phase and is looking forward to providing the drivers with the best possible at the Belgian Grand Prix during the weekend.
Ferrari have been under a lot of pressure this season, as it would be the seventh consecutive without a major trophy. This will be one of the longest drought for the team in recent decades. It has put Domenicali under a lot of pressure, and he has urged the team to deliver the goods during this weekend.
Race pace has been a major problem for Ferrari in the last few races. They started the season extremely well, but their competitors like Red Bull and McLaren have gone to a different level in terms of achieving speed. This has left Ferrari looking at finishing within the 10th place. Alonso finished in the fourth and fifth positions at the German and Hungarian Grand Prix respectively. This is deemed not good enough by Domenicali. Ferrari will be focusing on improving the current car rather than be caught up in issues surrounding the drivers.
The future of Fernando Alonso has been speculated a lot in recent months, while Massa is also tipped to leave the team at the end of the season.
“There is still everything to play for and we have gone through this before, as recently as last year. Nine races means that a total of 225 driver points are available and rest assured that the goals we set ourselves at the start of the season are still perfectly attainable. It’s true we’ve gone through a difficult period, especially in July and now is the time to react in the way that Ferrari people know well,” said the Ferrari team principal, who refused to be drawn on the questions surrounding Massa.