F1 » Domenicali: Canada shows need to keep pushing

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted that the Canadian Grand Prix had been a disappointment, and said that it proved the need to continue to push in the title battle.

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Nealio - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 8:50 PM

The real problem was Ferrari's in ability to adjust their strategy in response to the lap time Hamilton was able to produce after his second stop. He was able to take a second out of Alonso's lead within a lap of exiting the box. If Ferrari had brought Alonso in that lap he might have exited the pits in front of Hamilton because of Hamilton's slow stop. At the worse he would have finished ahead of Vettel. This lack of being flexible and decisive in the flow of the race is a major flaw in Ferrari's armory. It cost them the championship in 2010 and will do the same this season if not corrected. Domenicali is a great apologist but needs to concentrate on getting the right people and aggressive attitude working on in-race strategy.

Equator - Unregistered

June 12, 2012 4:50 AM

I agree with bot comments so far posted here. Domenicali is as great at apologizing as Massa is at making excuses. He should be under review by management as much as Massa in this team. I don't think Ferrari has the best man as captain of this ship. He appears to be highly overrated as having a team with the resources that are available he can be replaced..chuck him under the bus, he is a liability!

Obenz - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 5:58 AM

"unexpected sudden drop of in tyre performance".....????

What planet is Domenicali on???

Did he not see what happened to Raikkonen a few races ago???

Incompetence simply makes my blood boil and Domenicali and co once in a while inexplicably suffer severe bouts of the stuff!!

Alonso is the most complete driver in Formula 1 today......I just hope these points thrown away today by Domenicali and co don't haunt him at the end of the season!

Obenz - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 6:06 AM


It wasn't covering Vettel that cost Alonso the WDC, it was covering ONLY Webber that did.

Had Domenicali and co covered Webber AND Vettel, they wouldn't have sent Alonso into the pits immediately after Webber had gone as it was clear to a Novice like me that he wouldn't be able to overtake the upper midfield runners as this was pre DRS........rest was history!

This is why it was absolutely critical that Ferrari covered Alonso's closest challengers at Montreal, Hamilton and Vettel. Having made the call to stay out and quickly realised it was the wrong one, they absolutely should have brought Alonso in IMMEDIATELY Vettel pitted!


Bzzzzt - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 6:27 AM

With this being Ferrari's fourth year in a row spending the first half-season in damage control mode, I really hope that it's Domenicali's last with the team. Strategy has been consistently poor (and disastrous at times), off-season development has been mediocre, and apparently the only bright spot worthy of praise from the announcers has been the excellent pit crew.

Full credit to that great team of mechanics, but it's truly a disappointing state of affairs when the pit crew is far more competitive than the car is.

There are plenty of other great team-bosses out there waiting to be found. Time to go looking.

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