Formula One News » F1 2013 – Ferrari: “car seems better this year” Posted on 16/04/2013
Ferrari believe they have given Fernando Alonso a “good base to work from” and believe they are in a much better position than this time last year to challenge for the title.
Team principal Stefano Domenicali said “The car seems better this year, better in terms of pure performance, even if it’s not enough because we need to make sure it’s better and better, one thing we don’t forget is that last year, even if the car was not the best, we were able to score a lot of points in the first half of the season.
“We then lost that trace and it became more difficult.
“This year we need to score the same kind of points, relative to the others, in the first half, and then in the second half we increase.
“Right now we at least have a good base to work from, but from what we have seen in the first three races, it is a difficult picture to understand.
“Some cars are very strong in qualifying, a bit less during the race, and vice versa.
“For us it’s important to improve in qualifying as it is essential to start as close to the front as possible.”