“The weekend was hard to read,” Montezemolo told Ferrari’s website. “That began with Saturday evening when I watched a situation that was not entirely clear.”
“As far as Ferrari is concerned I want to understand why the new parts that we brought to the track only partially improved the performance of the F2012, which wasn?óÔé¼Ôäót enough to allow Alonso to fight for the very front positions on the grid ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ despite the contrasting expectations of our engineers.”
Montezemolo says he has urged team principal Stefano Domenicali to ensure their car is closer to its rivals in the final races.
“It?óÔé¼Ôäós clear that we have to do more for the coming races,” he said. “That is what I requested today of Domenicali and his team: we have ten crucial days ahead, during which we must do everything to arrive in Texas with a car that can fight for the victory. Words count for nothing: this must be our target.”
The Ferrari president praised Fernando Alonso’s efforts in scoring his 11th podium finish of the year: “To start sixth and finish second, despite only benefiting from one retirement from another car, clearly shows the pedigree of Fernando?óÔé¼Ôäós race yet again.
“Of course, yesterday morning we were all hoping to gain back a few more points in the championship given Vettel?óÔé¼Ôäós starting position. Instead he produced a fine race too, even if the two safety car periods certainly didn?óÔé¼Ôäót help us.”
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