The victory at the British GP is part of the past, but the Ferrari 150° Italia’s excellent performance on the circuit in Silverstone was a reason for being proud and energised the entire team. It was a recognition of the effort put in over the last weeks and a perfect feedback from the new mechanical parts and the set up of the aerodynamics. After two weeks of hard work and perfection of the Ferrari single-seater to go ahead with the season in the best possible way, we’re now here at the Nürburgring, where we haven’t raced for the last two years. This is always a fascinating place to be and for the drivers this circuit is one of the most challenging on the calendar, demanding not only the best in terms of technical capacity, but also an extremely high level of concentration. After the Friday free practice sessions, where we were the main protagonists with Fernando’s car, who set the day’s fastest lap time, today we were slightly further behind: Alonso and Massa will start into tomorrow’s race from fourth and fifth position respectively.
Nevertheless both drivers are optimistic regarding the race, because they had some really good feedback from the car, although it has to be said that the competition is getting fiercer by the day. Which is what we could see today. In the end the usual unknown here in Germany could be the weather. It seems that also here in the Eifel mountains, just like at the last race in England, summer has already come to a halt. In the case of rain all is up in the air. Although whatever the conditions will be tomorrow, we’re ready for a fierce fight, convinced that we can stage an excellent GP, fighting right until the finishing line at the top.