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Q&A - Stefano Domenicali, Ferrari

Stefano Domenicali discusses the F150 and Ferrari's hopes for the 2011 season
Q:
Let's talk about the name: F150. Where does it come from?

Stefano Domenicali:
F150, because we want to celebrate the 150 years of Italy's unity. I think that our Team represents 'Italianity' in the world, although we are an international team, with members from all over the world.

Q:
An obvious question: is victory this year's goal?

Stefano Domenicali:
A very simple answer: I think it is.

Q:
There are some novelties as far as the team is concerned. Would you like to tell us about it?

Stefano Domenicali:
I think the main organisational change is that we've restructured the team of the track engineers. There are the vice technical director, Pat Fry, who coordinates Alonso's and Massa's engineers, Andrea Stella and Robert Smedley respectively, and Technical Director Aldo Costa, who remains the Head Coordinator regarding all technical aspects. We had a further improvement regarding strategies, introducing a new person with several different experiences, Neil Martin.

Q:
Alonso and Massa: how did you see them over the first weeks in 2011?

Stefano Domenicali:
They are very motivated and 'charged'. I've seen them in the last weeks and we spent some time together in Madonna di Campiglio during the “Wrooom” week. I have to say that they understand that this is, for many reasons, a very important year for them and they know that we all have to give it our all.

Q:
Competitors: who do you think will be Ferrari's main competitors?

Stefano Domenicali:
I think that we have to consider everybody before we start: the big teams, which all will be very, very strong - Red Bull, Mercedes, McLaren – and there will also be some other teams, who could be some dangerous outsiders. And let's not forget the great drivers – there are many World Champions. This will be a very hot Championship.

Q:
There are many technical novelties, many of them introduced to make it more exciting: do you think that there will be more overtaking manoeuvres?

Stefano Domenicali:
I want to be a little bit careful regarding overtaking: it's obvious that everything that has been done, especially regarding the mobile rear wing, was introduced to improve the possibilities of overtaking. To make sure that this system will reach the goal we all want, I think we need some Grands Prix to fine-tune the system. This remains one of the main goals to improve the races' spectacularity.

Q:
In 2010 the season was very uncertain. Do you think that it will be the same in 2011?

Stefano Domenicali:
I think so. It will be a very intense season, just like last year. I expect many teams to be able to win. The competition will be even harder and the uncertainty even higher.

Q:
From a personal point of view: do you feel obliged to win this year?

Stefano Domenicali:
It's not about obligations, but it's about objectives. I'd say that this is and remains my and the whole team's objective.



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Saturday Practice, Stefano Domenicali (ITA), Head of the Gestione Sportiva
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon, with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
James Allison (GBR) Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari.
James Allison (GBR) Technical Director of Scuderia Ferrari.
Ferrari Hospitality
Scuderia Ferrari F14-T Tecnical detail
Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon with  Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Pat Fry (GBR), Technical Director (Chassis), Scuderia Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon with  and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Shell Eco Marathon with Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T

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