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GP Week : Issue 33
Domenicalli admits to “worst” race FERRARI Team Principal Stefano Domenicalli has admitted that the Grand Prix of China was, in his estimation, Ferrari’s worst Grand Prix of the 2008 season. As Lewis Hamilton walked to an easy win, Domenicalli accepted that his team had not been anywhere near their best, but praised Hamilton for his performance. “I have to say that if you consider what we could achieve in these conditions we achieved the maximum, because honestly today Lewis was in another league, he was driving perfectly, fast, consistent and we couldn’t even think of attacking him. What we said this morning in our briefing was try to attack Lewis, above all at the beginning, to see how the situation was, but we really couldn’t do it, because he was too fast.” Domenicalli admitted that the team will go through a full and extensive debrief after returning from China as they attempt to discover the root cause of their lack of pace. “The thing that we need to understand, going to Brazil, is why and how this is possible, considering that in Singapore and in Fuji we were really fast, both in the fast laps and in the race. “For sure, this race was the worst, from the performance side that have had this year in these conditions, together with Germany, and the only point that was common was that it was the same kind of tyres and we need to understand if that was enough.” Glock hopeful of top 10 finish TIMO Glock’s run to seventh place in the Chinese Grand Prix has raised his hopes of finishing the season within the top 10 in the drivers’ World Championship. The two points he received for seventh place pulled him one point clear of Red Bull’s Mark Webber to sit 10th, eight points behind Toyota team-mate Jarno Trulli. “That was the most that we could have got out of today so we should be satisfied,”he said after the race. “We struggled a bit to warm up the tyres at the beginning but from then on the car felt good and we had very good pace. At the end of the first stint I had a light car but I couldn’t make the most of it because I was stuck behind Nick Heidfeld when he came out of his first stop. So we lost some time there and maybe lost a place to 28 Robert Kubica but we were quick again at the end. The strategy worked well so thanks to all the guys.” “Timo did a great job, especially considering how practice and qualifying had gone for him,” said Team Principal Tadashi “George” Yamashima. “He drove well and the one-stop strategy was the right one. So now both drivers should now be very focused on the last race in Brazil. Of course we will never give up and try to come away with the best possible result.” While the team cannot now catch Renault for fourth in the constructors’championship, Glock will be fighting for 10th place in Brazil, to mark a very impressive return to F1 for his first full season as reigning GP2 champion.