Ferrari wants F1's new teams to catch up

Ferrari is supportive of F1's struggling new teams and their chase to catch up with the pace, insists boss Stefano Domenicali. The famous Italian team scathingly denounced the sport's new era and the testing pace and fortunes of the small ...

Ferrari is supportive of F1's struggling new teams and their chase to catch up with the pace, insists boss Stefano Domenicali.

The famous Italian team scathingly denounced the sport's new era and the testing pace and fortunes of the small newcomers before the season began.

But after Ferrari finished first and second in the 2010 Bahrain season opener, Domenicali told Radio Anch'io Sport: "It is necessary to look ahead so that these teams are closer.

"That there are two groups of teams with different speeds is not good for anybody," added the Italian.

Lotus excitedly celebrated bringing both cars to the chequered flag in Bahrain, but Heikki Kovalainan and Jarno Trulli were respectively 1 and 3 laps behind, and had qualified 5 seconds off the pace.

Marc Surer, a Swiss former Grand Prix driver and now respected commentator, told Speedweek that "Formula One is now a three-class society".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Marc Surer
Teams Ferrari