Domenicali predicts Ferrari bounce

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says that his team is ready to bounce back in Canada after a frustrating weekend in Monaco saw Fernando Alonso manage only seventh place.

The team has also built up a new chassis after Felipe Massa’s heavy race crash, his second of the Monaco weekend.

“The Monaco GP was not an easy weekend for the team,” Domenicali said on the Ferrari website. “Since then, we have been working hard, first of all studying all the data to see why we had not performed as expected. And from that point, we have been looking ahead, setting up the cars in the completely different configuration required of Montreal, as we go from the highest downforce track of the year to the one where we will use the least downforce of any track we have visited so far this season.

“Of course, we also focused on the problems we had with reliability, which absolutely had to be resolved. What is sure is that the team is completely motivated and we are determined to regard what happened in Monaco as an isolated incident.”

Summing up the season so far, Domenicali said: “Looking at the first six races overall, our car has proved to be strong with very good characteristics in the majority of cases, even if, at times, other teams have proved to be faster.

“I think the Montreal circuit should allow us to exploit those strong points such as braking, which is a key factor at this track, so let’s hope that works in our favor. However, on the other hand, we must ensure we keep working on the areas where our car is not yet where it should be.”