Ferrari to Improve F10 for Qualifying Boost
Alonso had argued that the car behaves very good in race trim, but during the shorter stints in qualifying it cannot match the superior Red Bull RB6s. After 4 races so far, Ferrari – much like all the other teams, as a matter of fact – is yet to score a pole position in the series, their best position on the grid being Felipe Massa's 2nd place in Bahrain.
“One thing that we need to work towards perhaps in a little bit of a different way is to prepare qualifying. We know that qualifying is really important and we saw that our major competitor seems to be, at least from what we have seen in the times, a little bit better than us on that moment of the weekend,” said Domenicali after the race, according to Autosport.
Asked about the incident between his two drivers on the pit entry road – that saw Alonso pass Massa right before the pit entry and send him into the grass for a short while – Domenicali insisted that it was nothing but a race incident that won't affect the relationship between the two Latin drivers. Additionally however, he was pleasantly surprised with Massa's non-confrontational reaction to what happened.
“When you are racing, then for sure all of the maneuvers can be seen in that way - no discussion. But I have to say that Fernando, he is a racer, and I have to say that Felipe behaved very, very well. It is not easy, and I can understand what could be his feeling, but this episode has not changed our philosophy and for me that is the most important thing,” added Domenicali.