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Di Montezemolo: 2011 aim is simple

Luca di Montezemolo reveals Ferrari needs to hit the ground running in 2011 to achieve its aim
Luca di Montezemolo insists that Ferrari's aim for the 2011 F1 season is simple – to bounce back from the disappointing end to 2010 and fight for both championship titles.

Despite missing out on the constructors' crown to Red Bull, Ferrari went into the season finale in Abu Dhabi leading the drivers' title race with Fernando Alonso, although the Spaniard failed to wrap up the crown after losing out to Sebastian Vettel.

While there was understandable disappointment at failing to secure the championship, Ferrari could at least take heart from a vastly improved performance compared to the 2009 season and di Montezemolo said the team was keen to hit the ground running when 2011 begins and build on the results gained this year.

“Clearly there was a lot of disappointment, which is inevitable when you lose the title at the last race,” he said. “But nevertheless, I am pleased with what we achieved.

“I wish to congratulate Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber and we must acknowledge the fact that Red Bull had the best car. Our aim for next year is very simple: we will be racing to win. There will not be any major changes within the team, just a few minor adjustments. This group of people is already capable of winning and there is definitely no need for an upheaval.

“I feel very sorry for Domenicali, because if we had won, it would have been a victory for a team that has a strong Italian identity and that has evolved as a result of the dynamic stability which sums up our philosophy. To achieve our objective, we must have the best car right from the start of the season.”



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