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Marchionne puts pressure: first Ferrari victory already in Spain

Sebastian Vettel Ferrari - Formula 1 - GP Russia - May 1st, 2016
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D he people in charge of the Ferrari Formula 1 team are not to be envied at the moment. Having started the season with great expectations, Scuderia has not yet come close to achieving its goals. In terms of speed, Mercedes is still in a league of its own. The engineers from Maranello are also worried about reliability.

GP Spain particularly important for Ferrari

Most of it was just bad luck, explained CEO Sergio Marchionne at the launch event for Alfa Romeo Giulia in Balocco, Italy. 'The season has only just begun. I expect that we will start winning soon - preferably in Spain. Sunday will be an important day for us.'

The promotion of Max Verstappen and Marchionne sees the accompanying automatic contract extension to 2018 loosely: 'I am satisfied with Vettel and Räikkönen. The only thing they have been missing so far was a little luck.'

Alfa Romeo F1 plans in the drawer

Of course, a possible comeback of the Alfa Romeo brand in Formula 1 was also an issue at the Giulia presentation. Marchionne had recently announced that there were considerations to enter the premier class with the Ferrari sister. But in Balocco the group boss stepped on the brakes.

'It depends on the success of the Giulia. To finance a race, you have to sell cars. We are still at the beginning of a long road. But if we do we should get into Formula 1, then not just as an engine supplier but as a complete package like Ferrari ', says Marchionne.


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