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Domenicali: Ferrari can still succeed 30 Jul 2008

Stefano Domenicali (ITA) Ferrari Manager of F1 Operations.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, German Grand Prix, Practice Day, Hockenheim, Germany, Friday, 18 July 2008 Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari, Stefano Domenicali (ITA) Ferrari Manager of F1 Operations and Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari celebrate a 1-2 finish.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Race, Magny-Cours, France, Sunday, 22 June 2008 Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F2008 tries a new 'shark fin' engine cover. Formula One Testing, Day Four, Jerez, Spain, 25 July 2008.

After disappointing performances in both the British and German races, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has rejected talk of a crisis at the Italian squad and is looking forward to a return to form at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Ferrari have not won a Grand Prix since Felipe Massa’s victory at the French event in June.

“Despite the fact the last two races have been negative for us, the Scuderia is definitely not in crisis,” team principal Stefano Domenicali told the squad’s official website. “The team is still leading the constructors' championship and theoretically, one of our drivers could again be back at the top of the drivers' classification on Sunday night.

“Just as we never felt we were unbeatable after our French GP victory, so too, we do not feel all is lost after the British and German events. The entire squad is doing its best to overturn this situation.”

To make sure of an improved showing in Budapest, Ferrari plan to introduce a series of revisions to the F2008 for the Hungary race, including the ‘shark-fin’ engine cover, the team evaluated during last week’s test at the Spanish circuit of Jerez.

The reigning world champions have earned 105 points this season and currently lead the constructors’ standings by 16 from BMW Sauber. McLaren, meanwhile, are a further three points adrift.