Ferrari’s team principal Maurizio Arrivabene left Melbourne, the first venue of the year by promising that his team would work even harder to get its act together and challenge its rival Mercedes on a regular basis.
The Italian was delighted with the pace showed in the starting phase of the race.
”Our pace was good in the first part of the Grand Prix, before the race was red-flagged, but we shouldn’t use it as an excuse. This only shows that you shouldn’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.”
Despite the very unfortunate timing of the red flag for the Italian team, things looked promising, confirming they may have indeed inched closer to field leaders Mercedes AMG F1.
Arrivabene stressed the importance of calmness and the fact that in motorsport everything can turn on its head in a blink of an eye.
“Today’s race should serve as a lesson to us to push even harder, with even more humility and dedication, starting already at the next race in Bahrain.”
Vettel was the only Ferrari at the finish of the Australian Grand Prix, finishing third behind Rosberg and Hamilton.