Fernando Alonso: “We must not compromise next year’s project…”

Fernando Alonso says that Ferrari should not compromise next season by getting too bogged down with improving this year’s car.

Although there are no rule changes, and thus in theory any 2014 development carries over, Alonso stressed there is a bigger picture.

“We need to keep fighting for important goals and we have targets to achieve this year,” he said. “However we must not compromise next year’s project this year. We need to keep developing in 2014, because many things carry over for the following year. But if there is something fundamental for next year, obviously we mustn’t take any time away from that. I am not worried about this.”

He also praised his new boss: “Since Marco Mattiacci arrived, everything is moving in the right direction. He has good vision and a very clever approach and we are going to be stronger and stronger.”

Meanwhile Alonso said that Montreal won’t be easy for Ferrari, but he’s confident of scoring points.

“It’s going to be tough on a track where once again the dominant factor is the power effect, not like Monaco or Barcelona. It’s not going to be easy but I like the track and we have performed well here over the past four years, so I expect to have a good weekend, scoring good points.

“We have some updates that we have been working on for some weeks, testing them in the simulator. It’s a short lap so the times will be very close which means that one or two tenths can equate to six or seven positions.”

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3 responses to “Fernando Alonso: “We must not compromise next year’s project…”

  1. Peterg

    Atta boy, Fred! Remind Luca that your a multiple WC & that it’s “your” team. Ferrari historically have needed a head kicker to keep them focused, Lauda, Schumacher.

    Kimi’s lack of form has me baffled. He was driving the Lotus to its absolute maximum upon his return to F1, now he is languishing behind Alonso by a sizeable margin in qualifying and the race. All the necessary components are present in the Kimi package…. They’re just not coming together; strange.

  2. Stone the Crows

    The Canadian GP is this weekend and Ferrari’s already talking about focusing on the 2015 season? Crikey, mate if it weren’t for Alonso they’d be in a world of hurt.

    • Steve W

      You could probably say that about Ferrari and Alonso for the last two or three years. It’s almost as if Alonso has done an “Alesi” and joined the Famous Red Team because they are just that. It would have been interesting to see what would’ve happened if Alonso had been at Red Bull the last few years…

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