Only a few days have passed since the last Grand Prix and we’re on the track again for another race weekend after hard work on our Ferrari 150° Italia, we’re expecting a lot of over this weekend in Korea…. especially after the Sunday in Suzuka with Alonso on the second step on the podium and with one of the best performances of the season so far, which was the result of great work by the entire team.
Unfortunately the qualifying session didn’t go as we had expected, but the competition from Red Bull and McLaren is always fierce.
Our goal is to make the best out of the race, like it happened during this second part of the season, where we managed to become competitive.
On tomorrow’s grid Massa and Alonso will start from fifth and sixth position respectively. This is a third starting line we’re not really satisfied with, but which pushes us further, to give more. We know that our Ferrari is strong enough to have a say on this circuit, too.
Here in Yeongam there are many factors to be considered. First of all the weather. We passed from rain to sun in the blink of an eye, although the forecast for today is positive. Furthermore this track has been part of the Formula 1 calendar since 2010 and one of the unknown factors is the condition of the surface. It seems that it might be quite slippery, which will not only challenge our drivers, but also the tyres. The race strategy will be very important and the entire team has been working extremely hard.
Fernando and Felipe are very concentrated on the race and the goals for this season. We’re all very optimistic and hope to be able to repeat the result from last year’s race here in Korea, with two Ferraris in the first three places and Fernando winning the first race on this circuit.