Ferrari relies on Canada upgrade package

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Canada, Circuit Gilles Villeneuveca

Having come away with less points than expected from Monaco, Ferrari's Technical Director James Allison highlights why the team now has all reason to look forward to Canada where an updated F14 T will be raced.

“In Monaco, we continued to analyse the areas in which the F14 T can be improved and now, we are looking ahead to the next race in Canada, where the package we will use there is a good step faster than the car we raced last weekend", Allison said.

"While our development programme has progressed well in recent weeks, it is hard to predict exactly what this will mean for the competitiveness of the F14-T, as we do not know what steps our competitors plan to bring to Montreal. So any improvement has to be seen in relative terms, hoping that the track will deliver an answer worthy of all the efforts we have made so far.”

Contrary to many others, Ferrari did not have a major upgrade at the Spanish Grand Prix, apart from a modified rear wing. The team said back then they were indeed preparing a larger upgrade for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, the team continues to work on its restructuring, and Allison points out the main is to encourage creativity among its engineers.

“We must be able to make the most of the creativity and originality of our engineers,” continued Allison. “We know there is no magic wand, but there is a wealth of talent at Ferrari and we are working on an implementation and an approach to the work which allows it to emerge.”


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