Ferrari can finish second – Domenicali
Stefano Domenicali is confident Ferrari can overtake Mercedes to secure the runners-up spot in the constructors’ championship.
Ferrari have slipped to third in the standings after disappointing outings in India and Abu Dhabi, but they are just 11 points behind Mercedes with two races of the season remaining.
Despite failing to qualify in the top ten, Fernando Alonso managed to secure ten points for the team with a fifth-place finish in Abu Dhabi and Domenicali believes the performance is proof enough that they can finish ahead of Mercedes in the championship.
“Yes, I think [second is still possible], because we have had two different scenarios,” Domenicali said.
“For example, we are a little bit more rational. If you look at the performance that we had in India we were in terms of pure performance as quick as the others – take away Red Bull, for the moment they are in their own league and we’ll start again next year – but with the others we are absolutely there.
“So I’m totally confident that we can do our race and we can really take the points that are needed to come second. Don’t underestimate Lotus because they had a problem and they scored points with one car, but that’s racing. It will be an interesting end to the season.”