“BEING FIRST AT THE END AND NOT IN THE FIRST RACE IS WHAT MATTERS”

“BEING FIRST AT THE END AND NOT IN THE FIRST RACE IS WHAT MATTERS”

Fernando, who will be trying to win his third world title as of two weekends from now, when the new championship starts in Melbourne, admitted to the workers in Maranello that Ferrari was in a difficult spot, but said the predictions of a disastrous season for the Italian team were unfounded.

For Fernando “The new car has some features that are difficult to understand and we may not be where would like, but we have already lived many Formula 1 seasons, and we all know that until Australia we will not be certain about where we stand compared to the others

“We must do everything we can to improve, now more than ever. From the person in charge of the rear view mirror to the person in charge of the piston. We are a team and must give it our best, because we all want the same”, said Fernando to the workers at Maranello.

He added that test times are often not a good guideline. “I would like to remind you of an episode two years ago: at the last test in Barcelona we were fifth, after Red Bull, McLaren, Sauber and Force India and two weeks later we did a doublet (he won and Felipe Massa was second) in Bahrain”