The day after the Malaysian Grand Prix, Ferrari are already at work on development of the F14 T, aimed at improving the overall performance of the car.
The Scuderia’s Technical Director James Allison summed up the work carried out so far and what is still to come: “We are working in a constant way, and with the highest levels of dedication, in all the areas of potential development.”
“We brought a useful upgrade to the Malaysian GP and were duly rewarded with a more competitive performance than at the first race, but the whole team is in no doubt about the size of the challenge that remains ahead of us this season.”
The work towards better performance encompasses all areas: “We are not disregarding anything,” adds Allison. “Much has been spoken about the new Power Units on the 2014 cars, but it is rarely mentioned that 1% of engine power is not so different in its effect on the stopwatch as 1% of aero efficiency.”
The road to follow in the Technical Director’s mind is clear: “Our development programme will keep delivering steps to the efficiency of the F14-T; aero, Power Unit, mechanical grip – race by race these steps will help to hunt down those in front.”
Allison signs off with a sign of optimism, even if Bahrain will be another very difficult race for the Scuderia: “If we can keep up the progress that we made between Melbourne and Malaysia then it will start to tell, in both in grid positions and the Championship.” (Ferrari)
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