Domenicali: we’ll work day and night to improve

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali has promised that Ferrari will work ”day and night” to improve their performance after their worst start to an F1 season since 1992.

Ferrari failed to score points in yesterday’s chaotic Malaysian Grand Prix, which followed an identical situation in Australia the week before. Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa’s races have been characterised by driver and team errors, and by reliability problems.

“Well, of course it is not a positive weekend. It is the second one in a row and it is not good, for sure. Anyway, what we have to do is react immediately,” the Italian is quoted as saying by Autosport.

“The people have to take their own responsibility for things, and this is important in the moment where either from the performance point of view, and the management point of view, things are not going well. This is for sure not acceptable, and I am not accepting that.

Domenicali told reporters today that the Maranello squad would not rest until their high standards had been re-attained.

“So what we have to do now on one side is to work very hard to try to anticipate as much as we can, all of the development on the car. Then on the other side, on the track, we want to make sure that people with certain responsibilities are taking the right decisions in the right way, because of course this is something that we cannot accept for the future.”

The Italian said that the team were confident they knew where the problem was.

“We know, from what we have seen, that it is on the aero side where we have to make a difference. So, it is just an aerodynamic development that is really needed. We need to have more downforce. This is the most critical point of the car that we have seen now.

“So, this is the most important thing that we have to do at home. We have to work day and night, to try to anticipate all that we can to improve the performance of the car.”