Ferrari at ‘crucial moment’ of season: Domenicali

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has said that his team are at a ‘crucial moment’ in their title challenge in the 2010 season.

Fernando Alonso took a strong victory in yesterday’s Singapore Grand Prix but Domenicali believes more hard work lies ahead for him and the team.

“This is the crucial moment of the season,” said Domenicali. “We need to stay very cool and look forward to arriving in Japan with the perfect package in terms of car, in terms of preparation of the drivers, and also for the team because if you make a mistake you pay a lot.”

“The car seems to be better in terms of general performance, also on this kind of track.

“We will have some little updates, nothing major, but I think now a lot will be in the head of the drivers, in the head of the people who have to work, and in the reliability other than an incredible performance.

“We know that all the teams now are in a period where they have to switch to put all their resources in the new car otherwise they will be very late at the end, so I think it will be an interesting end to the season.”

“I’m never down when things are bad, or I never declare it fantastic when things are going well,” he continued. “What I know is that we need to be cool, feet on the ground and to work hard.

“We know when we’ve made some mistakes, when some others have been better than us, but that’s part of the game, part of life.

“The most important thing is to have a clear focus in front of you, to try to never give up, and that’s what we are doing.”