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Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two titles 'not enough' for Alonso

Fernando Alonso says that he will not be satisfied if he retires from Formula 1 having won two world championships. The Spaniard claimed back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006 but has yet to add to his collection, having lost out in three title showdowns in 2007, 2010 and 2012. Alonso says that he remains 'hungry for success' despite Ferrari's difficult start to the 2014 season, which has prevented Alonso from standing on the podium so far. "I never thought I'd become Formula 1 driver, I […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Domenicali: Ferrari must not get downhearted

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali insists that his outfit must not get downhearted, despite a downbeat performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Ferrari was unable to match the Mercedes-powered cars, leaving Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen to come home in ninth and tenth place. Alonso said after the race that Ferrari was in those positions on merit, but Domenicali urged the team to work hard in order to rectify their woes. "This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Alonso adamant Ferrari can still fight for the title

Fernando Alonso insists that he can Ferrari can still fight for the title despite a disappointing performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Alonso finished the race in ninth place, while championship leaders Mercedes extended their advantage after coming home in first and second. "From the inside we were missing performance, especially the top speed," he told reporters following the race. "We were missing a little bit in a battling race like today and we were not in a strong position. I think we did the […]

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014

Alonso attributes Q3 deficit to power loss

Fernando Alonso says he was unable to set a competitive time during the final segment of qualifying due to a loss of power in his Ferrari F14T. Alonso was the slowest of the Q3 runners but will start from ninth on the grid due to Daniel Ricciardo's 10 place grid penalty. "We tried our best as usual today and now we need to wait for the car to come back from parc ferme to work out why there was a drop in power in Q3," […]

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

Uncomfortable Raikkonen laments difficult day

Kimi Raikkonen says that he was not comfortable with the Ferrari F14T across the two practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Raikkonen was 14th quickest in the second practice session, having been sixth quickest during the opening practice session, in which he ran wide and briefly got some air. "Overall, this was a difficult day, because I didn’t feel comfortable with the car in either session," he said. "In the first one, I damaged the floor on the kerb at turn 4 and this […]

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014

Alonso: It's like starting from scratch

Fernando Alonso says that the different conditions due to driving under the floodlights in Bahrain means Ferrari is 'starting from scratch'. Alonso was third quickest during the second practice session underneath the lights but reckons that the team has to learn a lot, despite completing two pre-season tests at the circuit. "After many daytime races, it was really strange to be running here in the dark even if it was not very different to the other night time races, so we just have to get […]

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Raikkonen: It is what it is

Kimi Raikkonen says he sees no point complaining about the current specification of Formula 1 and insists teams and drivers just have to maximise their potential. On the day when Ferrari revealed that 83% of fans polled were disappointed with the current format of the sport, Raikkonen says that there is no point complaining. "It makes no difference if we like it or not, as we do not make the rules," he said. "We cannot change it and it is what it is. Sometimes you […]

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014

Alonso reckons 2014 cars too slow

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says that the 2014 specification Formula 1 cars are too slow. Alonso, who finished the opening two races in fourth places, believes that the slower lap times compared to recent seasons have removed some of the thrill for drivers. "It is still exciting because at the end of the day you are competing against the others," he said. "That is the DNA of the driver, the competition. If we drive go-karts, we enjoy so much and we are driving at 50km/h […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Raikkonen: Ferrari must apply knowledge

Kimi Raikkonen says that Ferrari must apply what they have learned across the opening two races of 2014 into practice at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Raikkonen struggled in the season-opening race in Australia on his way to seventh but showed better pace across the weekend in Malaysia. The Finn's race was ultimately compromised by an early collision with Kevin Magnussen, from which Raikkonen could only recover to 12th place in his damaged F14T. "After testing in Bahrain in the winter, we now go back […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Domenicali: We know where we need to improve

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali insists that he knows where his outfit needs to improve after the opening two rounds of the 2014 season. Ferrari sits in third place in the constructors' championship ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix but Domenicali insists that the team can close the gap to early leaders Mercedes. "We knew from the very beginning that with these rules changes the challenge will be massive," he told The Official F1 Website. "When we went about designing the 2014 car we […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Alonso: Ferrari will have to raise its game

Fernando Alonso says his Ferrari team will have to raise their game as soon as possible if they are to close the gap to their rivals. Ferrari is third in the constructors' championship ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, with Alonso having finished both races this season in fourth place. Alonso insists that Ferrari has made strong progress since the final pre-season test at the circuit one month ago, but reckons the team still needs to work on the top speed of the F14T. […]

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2014

Allison: Ferrari to focus on all areas of F14T

Ferrari technical director James Allison has insisted that the team will push to improve all areas of their F14T, rather than focusing solely on the power unit or the aerodynamic capability of the car. Ferrari sits in third place in the constructors' championship ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, 38 points down on early leaders Mercedes. Fernando Alonso finished in fourth place in Malaysia, while Kimi Raikkonen was outside of the points following contact with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen. "We are working in a constant […]