Ferrari priority is to establish themselves as second best team 16 April, 2014 Pat Fry Ferrari say they are not targeting runaway Formula One leaders Mercedes but want to establish themselves as second-best team in the short term. The Italian team, who this week replaced Team Principal Stefano Domenicali with Marco Mattiacci, want to bounce back at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix from a disappointing showing in the previous race, in Bahrain. “We are naturally working as hard as we can on closing the gap to the top teams, with Mercedes having a reasonable lead over the rest of the field,” Ferrari’s Engineering Director Pat Fry said on the team’s website on Tuesday. “Currently, our first priority is to establish ourselves as the second best team. We are looking at all areas of the car – power unit, aero, suspension. We are trying to make as big a step as we can for each and every race.” Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen claimed ninth and 10th places respectively in Bahrain, while the season’s first three races have been won by either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg for Mercedes. (Reuters) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMisunderstanding as Allison replaces Fry at press conferenceMattiacci: Allison is head of the 2015 Ferrari projectSauber: Ferrari delivered slow power unit lateMarmorini: Ferrari is giving trust to inexperienced peoplePiero Ferrari: I hope Alonso remains at MaranelloMontezemolo: Enzo Ferrari would be happyJalinier: Renault and Ferrari out-spent by MercedesVettel buys a Ferrari California for father NorbertMontezemolo says he will not quit FerrariIs Pat Fry the next one out the Ferrari door?