Domenicali asks team to continue hard work
As of Monday morning, a second Ferrari flag is flying over the entrance to the Gestione Sportiva. It is a tradition that, following every win, a banner is raised with the black Prancing Horse on a yellow background and finally today, it was possible to add one alongside that which followed the Sakhir victory in the first race of the season.
Obviously, everyone at Maranello is very pleased with this result that has taken so long, too long, to arrive. The entire team realised that the work injected into the F10 had delivered the right performance level, but there was also frustration that the points were slow in coming. At Hockenheim, everything worked out well and along came the second one-two finish of the season. The 43 points picked up in Germany definitely reboots the team’s ambitions in both championships, as there are still eight races to go and anything can happen. Clearly, there is no real margin for error, so the team must continue down this path, as Stefano Domenicali repeated in his message to the squad. “Yesterday’s one-two is the best reward possible for everything you managed to achieve in recent weeks,” said the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Team Principal. “It’s been a while that we deserved to achieve something worthwhile and finally yesterday we did it. You have been exceptional in reacting quickly to improve the car until it was competitive at the highest level. Now we just have to remain focussed on our own work and continue down this path, starting in Budapest.”
The Hungarian Grand Prix is just around the corner and indeed the two F10s that triumphed in Hockenheim have almost arrived already in the Hungarian capital, along with the first group of mechanics. The last round of the championship prior to the summer break another crucial step for the Scuderia: the fightback calls for another good result on Hungarian soil.