Rational Ferrari to hold its nerve under pressure

© Ubaid Parkar, 9 October 2012
© AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is expecting his team to hold its nerve insisting that the championship is still in their hands despite Fernando Alonso’s lead being slashed next to nothing after the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard’s main contender Sebastian Vettel won the race at Suzuka on Sunday to close the gap to the Ferrari driver to four points, in a car significantly quicker than the Ferrari, with five Grands Prix remaining in the season.

“We know we can count on the strongest driver around at the moment and it’s only mistakes from others at Spa and again at Suzuka, that have prevented him from having a more comfortable lead over his rivals,” di Montezemolo pointed out. “Let’s not forget that, but for those two collisions, today Fernando would have had at least 30 points more and that’s a conservative estimate.”

Team principal Stefano Domenicali called for a rational approach and ensuring that the Ferrari does not “fall to the worst enemy of the team -- which is pressure”.

Alonso added, “We need to keep working well and not making mistakes. Nothing we can do. Thanks to this consistency we are leading the championship. The others make mistakes, we need to avoid this."


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