Jean Todt still has a positive outlook on the remainder of the season and believes his team are still in the running for this year s championship despite the disappointments of the European Grand Prix.
Ferrari led from pole at the Nurburgring and led for most of the race, however a mechanical failure forced Raikkonen into a retirement and a change in the weather saw Alonso overtaking Massa to win the race.
Despite Raikkonen s set-back, Todt still believes that the Finn has a chance at the drivers championship. “There are still seven races to go,â€ Todt remarked. “You saw today that Hamilton did not score points, so immediately you can see the difference. He is 18 points behing the leader and there are seven races to go and we have the potential to win every race so if we are able to do a good job, it s still possible.
“I don t think it changes anything I don t think we can say that we have made an easy approach to all the races since the beginning of the championship. So we will keep trying to do the same job; We will try to improve the performance of the car and, of course, try to resolve the reliability problems when we know where to put the effort.
“As I said before, we have to analyse what has happened. It was a hydraulic problem on Kimi s car and it stopped the car. It s definitely unfortunate but it s our responsibility – we think that we had this kind of problem during free practice in Magny-Cours.â€