Ferrari on verge of shifting focus to 2014 season 18 September, 2013 Ferrari mechanics at work Ferrari is on the cusp of sfifting all of its resources away from the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship battle and focussing on the all new turbo V6 engine era which begins in 2014. Although second only to title leader Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso’s deficit to the top Red Bull is a full 53 points with just seven races to go. And with Red Bull now constantly wielding a pace advantage over the other cars, Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali admitted the time is nearing when the Maranello team will have to shift its main focus to the huge challenge of 2014. “After the result of the Singapore Grand Prix,” he is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace, “we will make an assessment about what to do. “We need to be realistic and see how we can improve for the races that follow. “So if the difference to the leaders continues to be large, it is pointless to think that a tenth of a second can be enough to recover,” added Domenicali. “We will make a choice after Singapore, but always working on not to lose too much ground because we want to fight at least for second place in the Constructors’ Championship.” So although close to conceding defeat in yet another title campaign, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo insisted that this does not mean that Domenicali’s job is in doubt. “Over the past three years, we have lost two world titles at the last race and this was not his fault,” Montezemolo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.(GMM.) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsCan Vettel emulate Schumacher’s success at Ferrari?Massa: Kimi’s problem is psychologicalVideo: Ferrari tribute for birthday boy RaikkonenRaikkonen staying at Ferrari amid Alonso departure reportsMarchionne: We’ve got to kick some ass and quicklyMontezemolo: Fernando is leaving Ferrari for two reasonsMontezemolo: The least I expected was a thank youDomenicali joins Audi, will Alonso follow?Berger surprised by Vettel move to FerrariMattiacci: Engine freeze against principles of F1 creepy Neighbour “….we will make a choice after Singapore, but always working not to lose too much ground because we want to fight at least for second place in the constructors’ championship…” Oh Ferrari, is this how low our beloved prancing horse has fallen. Fighting for second place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rick YOOOUUUUU BREAKA MY WALLLL!!! I try to make duck dinner! Now plaster everywhere you bastard man! fools “Over the past three years, we have lost two world titles at the last race and this was not his fault,” You listening trolls? Its not Alonso’s fault. It’s the team not producing a quicker car. senna @fools He(luca) was referring to domenicali, dude….. Just read the whole article again and the you’ll who is the fool… STUPID JERK!!!! F1 Neutral @fools … I think you jumped the gun a bit there mate … at no point was Luca blaming Alonso, nor Stefano. Ferrari have only really ever had one solid period of domination (2001-2004). The cars that Kimi and Massa drove up until the regulation changes of 2009 also carried a lot of DNA from the Schu/Brawn/Byrne/Todt era. We’ve seen more periods of domination in our lifetimes from teams like McLaren and Williams, and of course Redbull more recently. I have nothing against Ferrari but they have never deserved the god given right to the F1 crown, and apart from the Schumacher era, have always been between the 3rd or 4th best performing car over a season. Look at the state they were in … in 1996 when Michael joined them. milan who will lost you foiol, donit me off piss yo, hey, by the wAI; youi shouldit be committed suiiciicidious suicide, dude !! The world will be a much bettery place wwithout youiiiiiii !! GOOD BYE ! p.s. Hanging is the best.