Ferrari Targets Extreme F1 Design in 2011
According to the Ferrari boss, not having a competitive car from the get go in 2010 has been the main reason why the Scuderia has failed to challenge for the title last season, and that situation must not happen again next year. Regulations will have to be pushed to the limit, reckoned Domenicali, and the aim for 2011 is simple enough: start off by being the hunted, rather than the hunter.
“When our Technical Director, Aldo Costa, spoke of extreme design, he wanted to spur all our engineers to push on the theme of innovation which, in Formula 1, means exploring all areas right up to the limits set by the regulations and I also hope that will be the case,” revealed Domenicali this past weekend, according to the Ferrari official website.
“It is a difficult challenge, because we operate in a very competitive environment: we know that in 2011 we will have to start off immediately with a car capable of winning, so that we are not always having to catch up, as was the case this year.”
“Next season will be very long and we cannot allow ourselves not to make the most of our potential at every race: in 2010, especially in the early stages, we missed opportunities to pick up valuable points and we paid heavily for that at the final reckoning,” he concluded.
While Fernando Alonso remained in title contention until the last round of 2010, Ferrari failed as a team last year, finishing the season as only the 3rd best manufacturer of the bunch.