Stefano Domenicali insists that Ferrari will learn quickly from the development problems that saw it lose ground in the 2014 F1 title race.

The Italian team saw its title hopes officially end in India as Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull wrapped up the 2014 titles with three races still to run.

While Fernando Alonso had been Vettel's final championship rival, the Ferrari man had been on the back foot for some time as Red Bull drove home its advantage and Domenicali admitted that his team had to do better in the development race next year if it wanted to challenge for honours next year.

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"I think we have to learn from many points of view," he told ESPN. "There's no doubt that last year we could have won the title without having the best car at the beginning of the season and even at the end, but we were very good in other elements of things that make sure you are a winning team.

"This year for sure we were not really good at developing the car and managing the tyres was a big thing for our performance, no doubt."

Despite his own disappointment at Ferrari failing to lift the title, Domenicali was quick to pay tribute to rival Vettel for his latest title success.

"I think that Sebastian has impressively improved his performance, no doubt, and he has grown, making no mistakes," he said. "He was very focused and very aggressive. I think that for sure when you win four titles - even if it's important to have a fantastic car - he did a great season so congratulations to him."