An uphill start this weekend
August 27, 2011
After the summer break of three weeks we're here at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, one of the legendary tracks in motorsport. Relaxed after the break, but highly concentrated and ready to keep on fighting after the progress made at the end of July at the Hungaroring, we were greeted by Belgium's extremely unstable weather. The rain in the Ardennes set the stage for the days of free practice with a slippery track and temperatures well below the season's average. After the start of the race weekend, which was a little bit uncertain, today's outcome of the qualifying was disappointing: Felipe conquered fourth position, while Alonso will start from eighth. Two positions far from our expectations. Naturally the wet track didn't help our Ferrari 150° Italia, but we're convinced that the positions on the starting grid don't reflect our real potential. Some problems prevented us from completely evaluating the set up for tomorrow's Grand Prix, but we're convinced that we can make our point here in Belgium. The drivers, a little bit disappointed by the qualifying, love to drive on this legendary track and if the weather will give us a little truce they are convinced that they can do it and fight at the top. Tomorrow won't be an easy race, but we can still catch up!