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Ferrari remain upbeat despite disappointing season

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Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali emphasised the importance of the right mental approach, as the team resumes it's chase to catch up the front-running Red Bull and Mercedes.

Although Fernando Alonso has won two races for the team early in this season, the title bid has been on a downward spiral of late, with Felipe Massa failing to break into the top five and Alonso unable to challenge for wins.  

The team is currently third in the Championship on 194 points, 83 behind leaders Red Bull, 14 adrift of Mercedes and only 11 ahead of a fast-catching Lotus.

Domenicali, in his pep-talk, ahead of the Spa GP, told “I don’t want to see any of you not believing in our fight back. Each one of you must be the link in a chain of positivity that must drive the team along in what is a key moment in the season. We are Ferrari and history teaches us that we must never accept we are beaten.”

Playing down the speculation about their future driver line-up, he emphasised the role of current drivers in lifting back the team. 

“Our task is very simple: namely to give Fernando and Felipe the quickest car possible. Now, their contribution will be even more essential than ever,” he continued. “We have spelt it out many times before: the driver topic is definitely not a priority.

“What counts is to give them the best possible chance of finishing ahead of everyone and, in order to succeed, each and every one of us must do our job to the best of our ability on all levels. If they have a winning car in their hands, then I am convinced they will know how to win with it. If we all believe, then we can do it!”

Ferrari, have not won the Constructors' Championship since 2008, and the bid seems unlikely this year as well. The action resumes in Spa this weekend.

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