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Williams expecting a 'good fight' with Ferrari

  • Published on 05 Mar 2015 13:36
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
A close group of challengers is forming up behind dominant Mercedes ahead of the 2015 season. Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne this week revealed he thinks the team's new SF15-T is now "on par" with Red Bull, the 2014 runner-up.

But also in that battle, it seems, is Williams, who ended last season with arguably the best car behind the title-winning works Mercedes. Referring to Ferrari, senior Williams engineer Rod Nelson is quoted by Italy's Tuttosport: "We will fight with them, especially early in the season. It will be a good fight."

"At the moment we believe Mercedes is out of reach," he said after the final test in Barcelona last week. "They did a super time with the soft tyres, while we were using the super-soft, but surely we will fight for the podium," Nelson added. (GMM)

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  • Personally, I expect Ferrari to spend a lot of time in the rear-view mirrors on the cars of both Massa and Bottas, and NOT from very close range. Red Bull could be a contender, and Mercedes won't be able to make simple mistakes or strategy snafu's and routinely beat either. I see Ferrari as the 4th place runner for a while unless the revised Renault engines prove unreliable. It will be interesting to see how Ferrari use their "tokens" both before and after Melmourne.

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    • Mar 5 2015 - 18:28

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