Allison hails 'extraordinary' Alonso

By on Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari chassis technical director James Allison has hailed the performances of Fernando Alonso as the team gears up for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Alonso claimed Ferrari's first podium of 2014 in China and Allison believes that both the Spaniard and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen are driving the team forwards.

"With Fernando we’ve seen an extraordinary level of performance, scavenging every possible point at every possible opportunity," said Allison. "Kimi is working extremely well with the team, collaborating with the engineers, helping us to drive this car forwards. He has class written all over him and in a very short space of time, I’m sure we will also see the results of that on the track."

Allison believes that Ferrari must make improvements at every race if they are to see the full potential of the F14 T.

"Where did we see the real performance level of the car? Bahrain or China? It’s a mistake to think in those terms, because it wasn’t the same car at the two tracks," he said.

"Between those two races, we improved the car quite substantially, so not only did the track characteristics change, so did our car.

"We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations and hopefully to make this car more competitive.

"The key to a successful season is to keep improving your car at every race. If we can do that, bringing a meaningful amount of performance to every one of those races, we will keep seeing steps forward. And that will define what is the true F14 T, not just one single race."

 

Where did we see the real performance level of the car? Bahrain or China?” he asks. “It’s a mistake to think in those terms, because it wasn’t the same car at the two tracks. Between those two races, we improved the car quite substantially, so not only did the track characteristics change, so did our car.

“We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations and hopefully to make this car more competitive,” continues the Englishman. The key to a successful season is to keep improving your car at every race. If we can do that, bringing a meaningful amount of performance to every one of those races, we will keep seeing steps forward. And that will define what is the true F14 T, not just one single race.

- See more at: http://formula1.ferrari.com/news/allison-keep-improving-race#sthash.OI1jCeoU.dpuf

Where did we see the real performance level of the car? Bahrain or China?” he asks. “It’s a mistake to think in those terms, because it wasn’t the same car at the two tracks. Between those two races, we improved the car quite substantially, so not only did the track characteristics change, so did our car.

“We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations and hopefully to make this car more competitive,” continues the Englishman. The key to a successful season is to keep improving your car at every race. If we can do that, bringing a meaningful amount of performance to every one of those races, we will keep seeing steps forward. And that will define what is the true F14 T, not just one single race.

- See more at: http://formula1.ferrari.com/news/allison-keep-improving-race#sthash.OI1jCeoU.dpuf


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