Ferrari look to make up ground

Ferrari’s chief designer Nick Tombazis has confirmed that recent tests should ensure they enjoy success in the final four races of the season as Fernando Alonso looks to secure the world title (3/1 – World Drivers’ Championship 2012).

The Italian constructor has seen its charge for success hit the buffers of late as their drivers are without a win since July and that has allowed reigning champion Sebastian Vettel to move into a six-point lead in the race for the drivers’ crown.

And the worrying signs are that Vettel’s Red Bull car appears to be significantly faster than Ferrari’s F2012 due to their better development strategies since September.

But Tombazis has now revealed that problems with results coming out of Ferrari’s ageing wind tunnel, which is set to be modified imminently, have been rectified with a successful straight-line test ahead of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix.

And with an ongoing “aggressive approach” to developments planned, he is confident that Alonso (6/1 – Race Winner) and team-mate Felipe Massa are now well equipped to finish the season well.

“We had some unpleasant surprises from some of the updates we brought to the last couple of races, so immediately, we wanted to fix that and understand where it had gone wrong,” said Tombazis on the Ferrari website.

“We have had an aero test prior to heading off to India, where we ran control tests on these updates to really understand what the problem was.

“We got some very interesting answers which we believe will allow us to recover from those problems and so, our aim in this forthcoming Indian GP, will be to make up the ground we have lost.”

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