by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
GP Week : Issue 203
Despite some revisions, this wasn’t a great race for Ferrari. As appears the norm, it was Fernando Alonso who delivered the best result, sixth, while Kimi Raikkonen spent the day in traffic and, with a spin, took the final point (10th). Fernando summed up the day: “Looking at the wild final stages of the race, today we picked up some ‘lucky’ points, but we still can’t be happy with where we finished as our aim was to do better than this. “In the beginning, my pace wasn’t good and I wasn’t happy with the balance of my car. Then in the second stint, when the track began to improve, we found a good rhythm and we managed to catch the group in front. But we weren’t quick enough to join the fight. “What Red Bull did in the race shows how quickly things can change in Formula 1 and that should be further motivation for us to get to a point where we can fight for the win. This weekend, we have made some steps forward, especially on the aerodynamic front, but the others have also improved and now, all we can do is carry on working to be as well prepared as possible for the forthcoming races.” Pat Fry elaborated fur ther: “Tyre degradation had a significant effect on today’s race as did, in more general terms, everything linked to parameters affected by temperature, as today it was, as expected, very hot. “The start wasn’t easy, because we were starting from far back and here, it’s almost impossible to overtake. The safety Car coming out on the opening lap reduced the effect of fuel consumption and then in the second stint, on a clean track, the pace improved, but even so, it was difficult to make up places. “Fernando’s first stop saw him get ahead of Vergne in the Toro Rosso, while Kimi lost time behind Kvyat, but in the end, he managed to get past. In the final stint, the group ahead closed up and our pace was very good with Fernando, but it was almost impossible to overtake. “We brought some improvements to the F14 T and even though this track did not produce the results we expected, we will continue to work on the development of the car and on this front our approach will not change for the coming races.” Ferrari plays a bit part 32 GPWEEK.com // 32 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> CANADA PARTNERS: