Ferrari: First steps towards Melbourne

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Stefano Domenicali: “These were four very demanding and important days to give us something to work on over the coming days in Maranello...”

Maranello – Back from the first test of the year, the team has lost no time in getting together in Maranello for the usual technical debrief, overseen by Team Principal Stefano Domenicali. Because of the new regulations, the work load was greater than ever during the Jerez de la Frontera test.

“These were four very demanding and important days to give us something to work on over the coming days in Maranello,” commented Domenicali on www.ferrari.com.

“The technical parameters of the F14 T, as well as the aerodynamic validation we saw on track, match our expectations and provide a solid starting point, which we must now exploit as much as possible.

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari with Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari with Pedro De La Rosa, Ferrari Development Driver

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In Jerez, we concentrated our efforts on fine tuning the new systems to ensure that all the components that make up the new power unit were working as well as possible and the team was focused on its tasks.

I was also very pleased to see, even if was hardly a surprise, how our drivers worked in harmony and that they have already provided excellent feedback relating to the development of the car.”

There was not much to say when it came to the team’s current place in the hierarchy. “We can’t evaluate performance levels at the moment, neither that of the F14 T, nor those of our rivals,” continued Domenicali.

“The important thing is to do as many laps as possible to give our engineers the data they need to continue with the development of the car. It would be premature to make any precise evaluations. What counts for more is to have clear ideas on what we must do now and on the direction to take, so that we arrive in Melbourne in the best possible shape.”

” Another aspect that Domenicali chose to discuss was the overall Formula 1 situation. “We are definitely on the eve of a new era in this sport,” concluded the Team Principal. “As usual when there are such radical changes, it’s best not to rush to make any premature judgement and in our opinion, the new technologies are really fascinating.

They also represent a challenge which Ferrari, as a car constructor, has welcomed because of the technology transfer it will ensure across all activities of our company.”

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