Formula One News » F1 2013 – Ferrari: start to season only 6 out of 10 Posted on 07/05/2013
Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis believes Ferrari only deserve a 6 out of 10 rating for their start to the 2013 F1 season.
“I think in general, the first results mean we can be reasonably optimistic about the rest of the season, with a sense that we can fight for wins and the championship,”
“However, if I was to score our overall performance, I would only give it a six out of 10 and that’s for two main reasons.
“One is that we are not yet quite where we want to be. In the first four grands prix, we were not really able to fight for pole position and that is one of our main objectives at the moment.
“Secondly, if you look at the actual results, even if it’s true we’ve had a win, which naturally we can be very pleased about, we have also had two very bad results where we scored very few points.
“However, I reiterate that overall we can be optimistic for the future.”
“I believe most of our competitors will have a significant number of updates in Spain, which is not surprising, as there was a reasonably long gap after the first four races,”
“With any new component, the difficulty lies not so much in its development but in deciding whether or not it is working on track as well as we had hoped.
“Therefore, by Friday evening in Barcelona, our objective is to have a clear view on what we will take forward to use in the race, in the hope of seeing measurements taken from the wind tunnel confirmed on track.”