F1 » Ferrari admit championship will be 'difficult' after 'worst race'

Despite lamenting a lack of downforce and chronic issues with Pirelli's harder-compound tyres in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, both Fernando Alonso and Stefano Domenicali insist Ferrari must 'maintain hope' in F1 2011

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MikeG - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 1:33 PM

Well if you are losing 3 seconds a lap on the hard tyres then it is not smart to run half of the race on them. Have to blame the tactics and the fact that they wasted a set of softs on Q1 ... also trying to cover Vettel's first stop instead of staying out and pushing hard like Hamilton did. It is one thing to cover but surely they knew that the car was hopeless on the hards ... need to get most out of the softs :-(

elijah - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 2:43 PM

New economical F1 rules are killing Ferrari . Is it any wonder they are in the forefront when it comes to the question of going back to much more in season testing .


May 23, 2011 2:45 PM

3 seconds a lap! The Ferrari engineers must be in crying. It's a tyre issue for sure. The FIA wont allow that version of the prime tyre to be used again cause only RBR & Mcl could make it work. The Ferrari's not as good a car as the RBR but it aint that bad a car. To be lapped witin 40 laps is a joke!

Nuevo - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 3:12 PM

I agree on the tires..what a joke, whether I like Ferrari or not, to lose 3 seconds a lap and to blame it on the development of the car is absurd. Whats so good about watching F1 anymore when the tires dictate who wins? And why keep changing compounds? Its as if the teams have to redevelop their cars to suit the tires. Hey Pirelli, just make a good tire that everyone can use..F1 in Spain was so boring Im not sure I'll watch the next race. And I dont think I'll ever buy Pirelli's again.

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 3:22 PM

It didn't look like the championship was going to be that difficult to me sunday...

So far the only real competition has been McLaren, so Red Bull should have a relatively easy time of it.

Look at at this way, Ferrari- you should be able to beat HRT.


MotoGP - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 3:34 PM

Not a fan of Fernando or Ferrari, but he did a spectacular job this race, made them look much better than they are. If he was in a Red Bull, no one would catch him.


May 23, 2011 4:45 PM

nuevo. so you wont watch f1 and you wont buy pirelli tyres?? if thats the way you feel, ok! i will still watch f1 and would consider buying pirelli. they are only doing what they are asked to do. they could produce a tyre that would last the distance, but are not allowed to!

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 4:50 PM

Pirelli is taking a big risk making tires that crumble. Their company image could take a big hit when all that is talked about is bad tires. Yes, they are doing what the FIA wants but in my opinion it's still harming their image/product line. And now this weekend we get super softs. My guess is they will last 2 or 3 laps.


May 23, 2011 5:06 PM

excuses n more excuses for the third year running. First get rid of Domencali. Things have been going wrong since that chump decided to back Massa instead of Raikkonen. It's good that Kimi got out of there. go back Massa now, Mr Stefano Crappo.

Nuevo - Unregistered

May 23, 2011 5:58 PM

Richard, yes they are doing what the fia asked them to do, and it worked ok until Spain..what was wrong with the compound they brought to the previous race? Why do they keep changing it? There wasnt a lot of passing in Spain, it was a very boring race. Mabey the fia should butt out. Pirelli makes good tires, why are they doing this?

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