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Ferrari need strong result before the end of the season

  • Published on 08 Nov 2016 12:19
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne is determined to leave a difficult 2016 season behind.

Despite promising to fight for the title, Ferrari has so far been winless this year.

Their season reached a new low in Mexico with Sebastian Vettel's infamous radio outburst, and the debacle over the final podium finish which saw Vettel handed third post-race, only to have the position taken away again later on.

But amid the criticism, former Ferrari boss Cesare Fiorio said: "Vettel's reaction in Mexico was understandable.

"If I was (Maurizio) Arrivabene, I would just turn off Seb's radio. Or at least ask him to keep certain appraisals of his opponents to himself," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

But Fiorio also said that Ferrari needs a strong result in the final two races of the year.

"This is not impossible," he insisted, "because in the US and Mexico Ferrari got less than they deserved."

Meanwhile, team president Marchionne is looking ahead to next year.

"We are not happy with the results," he said, "but we go forward on the road to recovery.

"We want to finish the season in the best possible way," said Marchionne, "but it is crucial that the ambition is to return competitively next year."

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  • I hope for Ferrari they are able to score a real podium finish, not after a decision of the stewards. To win a race, will be sheer impossible with four faster cars on the track.
    The fact is that they lost the connection with Red Bull. They are the third team on track, only a great strategy can bring them in front of the RB's, like they tried in Mexico but they were not able to overtake...

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    • Nov 8 2016 - 13:13
    • Hemex

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      Well, Kimi overtook Hulkenberg, so that's a positive! Albeit a small one.

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      • Nov 8 2016 - 17:17
    • Yah, Red Bull basically marched right past them. A win would be nice, but I dont see that any time soon.

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      • Nov 8 2016 - 17:31

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