Mattiacci: Ferrari needs to be realistic

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists that his squad must not get too enthusiastic despite achieving only their second podium finish of the season in Hungary.

Fernando Alonso claimed second place during a wet/dry race at the Hungaroring, to add to his third place from April's Chinese Grand Prix.

But Mattiacci says Ferrari must be realistic over their prospects for the remainder of the year, in spite of Alonso's podium.

"It was a great race and very pleasing to see our team fight back from an extremely complicated Saturday," he said.

"Kimi [Raikkonen] and Fernando demonstrated just what they are capable of and the whole team was up to the task. However, this result is just a step on a journey which started a few months ago.

"Fernando’s second place is a confidence booster and a sign that the major effort everyone is making to bring Ferrari back to the top is moving in the right direction, however we have to be realistic about it.

"The weather and the track conditions leveled out the performance differences and that’s why we must not delude ourselves. Now we must just go back home, set on always doing better."

Ferrari is currently in third place in the Constructors' championship, seven points ahead of nearest rival Williams.


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