Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is proud of Scuderia's performance this weekend after Sebastian Vettel produced a flawless drive to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, starting from third on the grid and beating both Mercedes drivers. It is Vettel's fifth victory in Prancing Horse colours, one that was also down to the strategic calls from the Ferrari pit wall.
Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth, despite encountering a few difficulties, and fought back to finish just off the podium.
"It is, of course, hugely satisfying to be back on the top step of the podium with Seb [Sebastian Vettel]. More importantly, however, we are now completely confident that our victory in Melbourne wasn’t just a one-off and that we will be at the forefront of this World Championship until the last", said Marchionne.
"We finally have a competitive car to count on and it is important to recognize the speed with which we implemented the developments demanded for each new race. All this is the fruit of superb work at the track and in Maranello, so my compliments not just to Seb for his achievements in Bahrain, but also to the whole team. Congratulations to Kimi too on a good race.
"That said, we are well aware we have a long road ahead and know that if we want to get to the most important finish-line of all, we cannot stint on our commitment and focus for a second.
After the first three rounds, Ferrari lead both the Drivers’ Championship, with Vettel, and the Constructors Standings.