Ferrari aims to be benchmark in Australia

By on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne says the outfit must aim to be the team to beat when the 2016 season commences in Australia in March.

Ferrari recovered from a difficult 2014 campaign to emerge as Mercedes' primary challenger in 2015, securing three victories courtesy of new recruit Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari was firmly the second best team across the second half of 2015, aside from Vettel's Singapore supremacy, but Marchionne has challenged his squad to be competitive from the start of the upcoming season.

"We have a strong team and while our opponents also are, we want to be the team to beat in Australia, because we are the most successful squad in history," he is quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We have made all the necessary investments in order to bring the title back to Maranello.

"I am sure [team principal] Maurizio Arrivabene and the entire team’s work in 2015 is an excellent base to build on in order to have a successful 2016 season."

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