Ferrari hope to start 2013 with competitive car ? Formula 1 news
Ferrari president, Luca di Montezemolo has said that their target is to provide their drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, a competitive car right in the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season so as to attain better results as compared to this season.
The Scarlet expected to face immense difficulties in the opening few races of 2012 as they had the most struggling pre-season testing programme this year in which they failed to develop a competent car.
Nevertheless, Alonso performed exceptionally well right from the start of the season and efficiently minimised the damaged for his team. Furthermore, he scored points with remarkable consistency and even led the drivers? championship for quite a long time.
However, the Spaniard lost the championship title by just 3 points to his rival, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing, who had the most competitive car in the field towards the end of the season, with which he seemed unbeatable in the last few races.
On the other hand, Massa could not score good points in the first few races and faced a lot of criticism over his poor form. Nonetheless, he came back very well after the Mugello test with the improved car and attained very good results for his team. Afterwards, he successfully secured his race seat at Ferrari for the coming year.
Although, Montezemolo has said that they are not upset over the result of this season as they achieved so much even with the incompetent car. However, he insisted that they must come up stronger right from the start of the next season with a more competent car.
?On the glass half full side, we had amazing reliability which allowed us to come second in constructors' championship despite the fact McLaren was quicker than us and despite the fact that, in first half of season we pretty much only had Alonso's points to count on,? he said.
?There were those great starts and pit stops and the fact Fernando had an extraordinary season, the best since he has been in F1,? he added. ?Next year, let's hope we can say it was our best season, given that we want to give him and Felipe a car that's competitive right from the start.?