Hope this is the right place for this article FERRARI, DOMENICALI, TRUTH
Published by Leo Turrini Tue, 04/05/2010 - 01:25
Just as I was going to enjoy a terrific dinner hosted by Ernesto Landi I received a phone call from Stephen Sunday (Stefano Domenicali), the head of the Ferrari Racing Department.
The call has NOT been monitored by the evil Cola (Colajanni) so because it's uncensored it may prove interesting.
I have written down the parts that I liked most for your evaluation. And I state, now and forever, that Dom is a dear friend so I hope he is able to win with the Red Army.
IN SPAIN.'I tell you now that we won't be the favourites in Barcelona. In Barcelona the downforce helps a car like Red Bull so I wouldn't be surprised if Seb Vettel takes the pole ...'
THE HOLE.'We are trying this, the solution allows to increase the top speed on the straights. Recently Physical (Fisico) tested it on a straight in Vairano. We will try it again during Friday free practice in Catalonia. We are coming there '.
THE ENGINE.'Okay, I admit it. During the winter we did not expect to have some problems with our eight-cylinder. But we are not desperate and this is not a tragic situation. We are working on it. Moreover the F10's troubles should not be linked to the problems Sauber has had. With Sauber it is a question of wiring, with us it something completely different.'
SCHUMI.'I do not think he is over, I do not think that at all and it has boiled over and I'm sorry when I hear or read terrible things about him. Instead I believe that a sufficient result, only one, is enough to get him back up front. Also it's a mistake to underestimate Rosberg, Nico is in fact a very good driver so it's no shame for Michael, after three years of inactivity, to be slower than his team mate...'
THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.'Wide open. The absolutely fastest car so far has been Red Bull in terms of overall performance. Yet it is not leading. This is a season in which even the little things count. We proceed a step at a time. All...'
ALO & MASS.'Ah, this is what you wanted, right? Then listen. How long have you known me, almost twenty years? Okay, I cannot come to you and say that the passing of Spanish on the Brazilian in the pit lane was a normal thing because it's not true. I confirm that I just like everyone else only saw it on television replays, the pitwall doesn't have any radar sight! But you have to be in balance, these things happen between teammates and they do occur, the important thing is not to cross the line. In a serie this tight you'll see that there are similar incidents between Ham and between Button and Vettel and Webber and also between Rosberg and Schumacher. It doesn't compromise the personal relationships and I think that you shouldn't be upset or worried about the future?