Ferrari has sound start in Australian practice
By: Adam Cooper on March 14, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Ferrari had some very good practice runs at Melbourne in preparations for the Australian GP.
Ferrari created a reliable begin to the 2014 season as Fernando Alonso led the chase of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in first Formula One practice in Australia.
The red automobiles also showed very good reliability, though they ran a relatively modest variety of laps compared with some rivals.
“Today was an intriguing day just to see if some of the problems we had throughout the Bahrain test have been solved,” stated crew boss Stefano Domenicali. “We are nevertheless not on best of all the items we have to solve, and this is some thing that displays the complexity of this venture. But you know, what we have to do is maintain functioning on the factors we know.
“We need to boost and that’s the way it is. For certain there had been various items to test and to try among the drivers, but that is part of the standard program we do. In my see today, maybe you will see that some teams had been a minor bit hiding or possessing some issues for the day.
“Tomorrow the situation will be distinct once more, we do not know, we will see. If there will also be various weather circumstances, this will be an additional factor we by no means tested with this vehicle so far, so the managing of the automobile in potentially wet conditions could be one more exciting or tough issue for all of us. But so far, it is important that we had been ready to run with the program we wished even if we had some little problem to resolve. But that is element of the game, it is just the first free of charge practice of a long season.”
Domenicali stated he is pleased with the construction of the team, now led on the technical side by James Allison.
“I consider the simple for positive. We’ve accomplished a wonderful task in the final couple of years to restructure the group, restructure the facility, that was definitely an imperative issue to do, and I believe that now we are in the way that we should be to do the very best we can in these situations. So, so far I’m pleased about it.”
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