Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ferrari?s focus on 2012 from September
Ferrari intends to switch its focus of development to its 2012 challenger from the beginning of September, the team's principal Stefano Domenicali confirmed during the Wrooom Summer 2011 event at the Scuderia's traditional Madonna di Campiglio retreat. Having recently stated that Ferrari will continue to fight for this year's world championships, in spite of Fernando Alonso's 89-point deficit to Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' standing and an even larger 168-point gap between Ferrari and constuctors' table leader Red Bull, Domencali stated that he wants to ensure the team makes a better start to its campaign next year. Alonso has been the highest scoring driver over the last four races, but struggled for competitiveness earlier in the season - a similar story to last year where the Spaniard lost the championship partly due to a slow start to the season.