Ferrari concedes that Red Bull deserves F1 success 17 January, 2013 Triple world champions Red Bull Racing deserves their success in Formula One, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali concedes. There had been appearances of bad blood between the title contenders of late, particularly with Dr Helmut Marko suggesting that Spaniard Fernando Alonso is more focused on politics than winning. “I can assure you that Fernando is focused on his performance,” Domenicali told reporters at the annual ‘Wrooom’ media event at Madonna di Campiglio. “And to those who take a dig at him in the hope that they can find a weak point, all I can say is that we’ll reply on the track, with facts and by trying to be the best,” he added. It has been suggested that Red Bull’s meteoric success in the past years is difficult for Ferrari to swallow, given the Maranello team’s long and rich history, and the fact that today’s dominant force is the maker of an energy drink. “Besides,” Domenicali is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport, “it’s only been three seasons, not a lifetime, and when that run stops, then everyone will remember the winning runs of Ferrari, McLaren and Williams.” He denied that Red Bull is being ‘protected’ by Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA, but Domenicali did suggest; “Red Bull represents an investment in the sport of F1 and in motor sport in general. As a company, they are doing a lot for the sport. “But there are other companies who have been doing just as much for much longer. We have to make sure that continues.” However, Domenicali said no one can begrudge Red Bull its success. “Even if I do not like to speak directly to our adversaries, Red Bull is a team that is structured very well and won deservedly,” he is quoted by Tuttosport. “But I think that three years of consecutive successes are enough,” he smiled. Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper said that Ferrari will give its 2013 car a brief track debut at Fiorano when it is launched on 1 February, before moving to Jerez for the start of the official test pre-season the following week. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsAlonso hints that Raikkonen must improveLauda: McLaren and Ferrari have sh*t carsAlonso: Hockenheim best race of season so farAlonso: I’ve heard a lot of plansAlonso: Ricciardo was very, very smart – a great fightRed Bull and Ferrari considered protesting MercedesFerrari: We pushed to the limitFerrari: Qualifying was disappointingFerrari: A very busy day of testingRaikkonen should be banned say critics Peter @Stefano Nah I think it’s good until 6 or 7 straight Championships because you have 5 in straight let your opponent have 6 or more on a roll. Besides they are winning in a Situation where the Regs are very hard rather than having Special Designed tires, TC systems etc etc.