Ferrari Reckon Silverstone Win Is a Must

Ferrari's team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted that a win at Silverstone would ensure an immense boost back at Maranello ahead of this season's summer break in Formula One. After the high expectations for the Valencia race, which resulted in only an 8th place for Fernando Alonso, the Italian team needs to breathe new victorious air in order to keep the enthusiasm at a high level back at the factory.

The heavily updated F10 in Spain scored some great qualifying times and looked like a serious contender for a race win, but the safety car fiasco killed all the enthusiasm in the Ferrari garage. So Domenicali reckons a win is needed in Great Britain in order for the team to tackle the summer break more optimistically.

For sure it would be very important. It would be crucial for the championships, for motivation, and I think that is really the key before the summer break, to have the kind of result that I think our team deserves,” said the Italian boss in an interview with Ferrari's official website.

Additionally, Domenicali confirmed the multi-stage development programme set up by his team for the 2010 campaign, saying that each race from now on will see updated Ferrari F10s that will hopefully battle for race wins more often.

We believe that the rate of development will be the key to this year,” stressed the Italian. “We did quite a reasonable step in Valencia, and we'll do another one, maybe smaller for sure, at Silverstone. We're speaking about the front and rear wings. Then in Germany, a new package, in Hungary, a new package, and then we will see.

Finally, the Ferrari boss admitted that Silverstone is not necessarily a good track for his team, historically speaking, but is trustful of a good result this weekend.

Even if we know that traditionally Silverstone is not a track where we perform very well, we're really looking forward to going there and seeing what the outcome will be,” concluded Domenicali.
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