Jul.9 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari’s drivers have acknowledged the need to improve after a poor showing for the team at Silverstone.
Earlier knocking on the door of dominant Mercedes’ pace, the Maranello marque was clearly outpaced in the British grand prix also by Williams.
“It depends mainly on the circuit and the conditions,” said Kimi Raikkonen, referring to high-speed tracks like Silverstone and Ferrari’s struggle on the harder tyres.
“I hope it’s a different story in Hungary,” the Finn is quoted by Brazil’s Globo, “but we need to be better at any type of circuit and with any tyre.”
Sebastian Vettel, who only leapfrogged the Williams because of the rain on Sunday, agreed: “Obviously it was not a very good weekend for us.
“I think we were surprised by the pace of Williams, but it was not a good weekend for us because the gap to the top was also larger than at previous events.
“I don’t think we did a step back,” said the German, “I think we just couldn’t find the right direction.”
Raikkonen added: “We are hoping for a much better weekend next time.”