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Ferrari: 'We are very angry with our performance'
Tuesday 10th June 2014, 16:15 by Ryan Wood
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Ferrari needs to "take a long hard look" at itself according to team principal Marco Mattiacci who said he was angered by the team's result in Canada.
Fernando Alonso finished sixth whilst team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was a lowly tenth and both were unable to capitalise on the issues which hit cars ahead.
Had Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez not failed to finish due to reliability and a last lap crash, Ferrari would likely have walked away with just two points courtesy of the Spaniard.
That simply isn't good enough according to Mattiacci who made his views on the Italian outfit's peFrformance clear after the race.
"The final result is definitely not satisfactory, far from it," he said.
"I would ask the team to take a long hard look at what they are doing and work together, putting in maximum effort so that our drivers can fight for more ambitious results."
He admitted Ferrari knew it would struggle in Canada where the Mercedes engine was always expected to dominate - more so than usual - but the extent of the gap was bigger than anticipated.
"We are very angry with ourselves, but we have no intention of giving up. The Canadian circuit definitely didn't suit us, given that it highlighted the strong points of some of our competitors and, on top of that, not everything went right either, given that we started from too far back and the others improved more than we did
"On the positive side of this weekend though, everyone wants to fight back, starting with our drivers, Kimi and Fernando, who are both extremely tenacious guys, competent and competitive and they know how to work as a team to point us in the direction of the areas that are a priority in our development programme.
"Some updates produced good results on track and that's why we will continue down this path race by race.
"There is a clearly defined development programme that we are working through and which will see us bring updates to every race," he added.
"Another major target is to speed up our reaction time, which is something our competitors seem to manage to do".
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