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Canada shows the need to keep pushing - Domenicali

Alonso agreed: "For the first time this year, we have not just been trying to limit the damage, in that we were actually aiming for the win. It's a positive sign and now we must confirm it at Valencia and Silverstone," he said.

"We are definitely returning home with more confidence in our chances, because this was the most significant step forward we have made in terms of car development for a long time."

When it comes to the bigger picture, Stefano Domenicali was quick to point out that Fernando Alonso was still right in the thick of it when it came to the championship battle. After Canada, the Spaniard is just two points off Lewis Hamilton and one point ahead of Sebastian Vettel, making it all to play for with almost fully two thirds of the season to go.

"Fernando is only two points off the leader and the F2012 is back to being competitive enough to fight with the best," insisted Domenicali. "It was important to score points on a track that, going into the event, was definitely not one that suited us.

"Knowing we can count on a driver like Fernando, capable of completing a year's races all in the points is a factor that has its part to play when it comes to thinking about the title race," said the Ferrari boss.




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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.

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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