Monday, 28 July 2014

Ferrari happy but must not get carried away

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(Scuderia Ferrari SpA via Twitter)

Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci was pleased with his teams result at yesterday Hungarian Grand Prix which saw Fernando Alonso finishing the race on the podium in second place 5.2s behind race winner Daniel Ricciardo while Kimi Raikkonen made his way through the field from 16th on the grid to finish the race in 6th place to claim his best result of the season so far. Mattiacci described the result as a:

'Starting point'

He went on to say:

'It was a great race and very pleasing to see our team fight back from an extremely complicated Saturday,' "Kimi and Fernando demonstrated just what they are capable of and the whole team was up to the task.'

The team have now go back ahead of Williams Martini Racing into third place in the Constructors championship. 

The team will be hoping to continue moving forward at the next race in Spa Francorchamps from August 22-24.

Ferrari had a disastrous qualifying session with Kimi Raikkonen as the the Finn failed to make it out of Q1 after the team made the wrong call by not sending him back out right at the end of the session on the Soft tyre after he set his lap in Q1 on the White walled Medium compound tyre.

Raikkonen echoed Mattiacci's warning to the team not to get too carried away. The Finn said that although it was a improved performance for the team they still have plenty of work to do in many areas of the car.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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