Most rivals and pundits think world champion Red Bull is still in the lead.
Feb.26 (GMM) Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari will probably not field the fastest car at the 2013 season opener next month.
Indeed, based on the results of the opening two tests of the pre-season, most rivals and pundits think world champion Red Bull is still in the lead.
"The target is to be close together with the leading cars," Maranello based Ferrari's team boss Domenicali told Reuters.
Last year, Ferrari and Fernando Alonso fought back into contention after a dire start, and both the Spanish driver and Felipe Massa have said the F138 is on "a different planet" compared to what they had early in 2012.
Still, their 2013 machine will probably not be dominant, Domenicali warns.
"In Australia it is not the end of the championship, it's just the start. We need to be careful and stay cool," he added.