Ferrari rates itself 'only six out of ten' so far

© AP, 7 May 2013
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Ferrari is pleased with its car but ruing mishaps which have limited its success in the first four races.

Fernando Alonso's performances are emblematic of the team's mixed success. He won the Chinese Grand Prix and finished second in Australia but a collision forced him to retire in Malaysia and mechanical problems led to an eighth-place finish in Bahrain.

The team's chief designer, Nikolas Tombazis, rates their performance so far at six out of ten.

“I think in general, the first results mean we can be reasonably optimistic about the rest of the season, with a sense that we can fight for wins and the championship,” said Tombazis adding that the third-placed team remains positive.


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