All Ferrari efforts now on 2015 reveals Alonso

Fernando Alonso surrounded by media in Budapest

Fernando Alonso surrounded by media in Budapest

Ferrari are now focusing all of their effort on the 2015 Formula 1 campaign, according to the team’s lead driver Fernando Alonso.

The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s Technical Director James Allison.

“It’s a time of much work on both projects, with plenty of effort still going into improving laptime on the 2014 car,” Allison said last week.

But Autosprint quotes Alonso as saying in Budapest: “Now all the team’s efforts are focused on the new car. It’s a choice that leaves us in a difficult situation for 2014, but at this point of the season it is right to think of 2015 above all.”

Alonso also commented on his own performance, suggesting that he has “rarely been better” at the wheel, despite the lack of performance from Ferrari’s Formula 14-T car.

“Last year was also good,” he is quoted by Spain’s Marca, “but like 2012 I think this year was a step above. I think I’m at the level of 2012 now.” (GMM)