Monday, 18 April 2011

Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo disappointed with team performance in 2011 Formula 1 season so far


Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo disappointed with team performance in 2011 Formula 1 season so far

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said that the team must improve their new car in order to compete alongside the top running teams of the sport.

The team has been unable to compete alongside the top running teams like McLaren or Red Bull Racing Team in terms of pace or reliability. Ferrari have so far not scored a single podium since the beginning of the 2011 Formula 1 season.

“This cannot and must not be the team's level. It's a very delicate moment. I expect our engineers to act with determination and know-how, unleashing the maximum of their capacity to improve the performance of the car in a short time,” said Luca.

He stated that he wants to see his team at its best and the fans demand it as well. With Fernando Alonso by their side, Ferrari are expected to score the best possible results this season keeping in mind that their car was looking very good during the pre-season testing period which further raised the fans expectations.

It is believed that the team started to go through a host of problems after its final upgrade package which was added to their car in Barcelona before the season opening race of the season in Australia.

However, the team’s technical director Aldo Costa stated that the car looked pretty good in the wind tunnel after the upgrade but it proved to be a failure on the track.

“In the winter development, in the last test, we have tested a lot of new components and some of them are not delivering the performance expected, so we started an investigation so we are doing correlation job between the track and the wind tunnel, trying to understand why that should be,” said Costa.

Aldo believes that a Formula 1 car is a very complicated aerodynamic machine and Ferrari need to review theirs before heading on to Turkey for the Turkish Grand Prix which is expected to take place in three weeks time.

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