F1 » Domenicali: We haven’t given up on third

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali sees rivals McLaren pace day one in Abu Dhabi but insists 'we are still in the fight for third'

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October 30, 2009 8:20 PM

Ferrari pretty much lost the battle for third in Brazil already (apart from obviously Massa's accident and the questionnable choice for especially Badoer).

Kimi could have probably have been 2nd that race had Webber not made that move on him, which would have meant Ferrari ahead by 5 points. But anyway Brazil was the track Ferrari had to make the difference, cause despite me being hopeful to the contrary, Abu Dhabi seems to be another Valencia/Singapore...Tracks where the lack of fast corners means McLaren's lack of downforce is not really an issue.

I'm afraid were in for a bit of a snorefest again, with McLaren and Brawn in front and RBR close behind.

Iceman - Unregistered

October 30, 2009 10:08 PM

How can Domenicali say that. What have Ferrari done for Kimi except only give him the same old second tier car with second tier teammates. They should be so lucky Kimi's excellence has allowed them to even have a shot at third.

I sure hope Raikkonen is back next year. He may be a reporters nightmare because he doesn't give good sound bytes but he's an exctiting driver to watch race.


October 31, 2009 2:20 AM

Ferrari seem to be trying hard to make Kimi appear slow.
Fisichell is showing how poor the F60 is.
There is a good chance that both McLarens will beat them this weekend, so the battle is well and truly over!

Iceman-Loyalist - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 3:13 AM

I used to be a big fan of Ferrari up until this season. But of late, eversince Massa's absence, Only Kimi has been scoring points for the team! How the hell can Domenicali and his whole bunch of *****ic bastards expect to achieve 3rd place in the constructor's with only 1 car doing their job??!! It is supposed to be team-play there for that part of the championship. Yet, even after kicking him away earlier than expected, this man is being loyal and working ever-so-hard for the team since Hungarian GP...scoring constant podiums! But, Ferrari have preferred to take in the person who called schumi a CHEATER in 2006 over the man who is working so hard for them! Shame on those idiots!! Losers!!!

888Falcon - Unregistered

October 31, 2009 9:28 AM

Well I don't think they will get the 3rd place, they only have Kimi with a chance to score points, Fisichella doesn't help them at all. McLaren is very strong here in Abu Dhabi with both of their drivers have a good chance for point finish on Sunday, while Ferrari struggling a lot. Well, that's the price they have to pay for stopping the development of F60.


October 31, 2009 3:59 PM

If Ferrari hadn't stopped developing their 2009 car, they could retain 3rd in the Constructors chase but seeing how Kimi and Giancarlo struggled they may have lost to McLaren. Still, we shall see how things pan out in Abu Dhabi.

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