Maurizio Arrivabene: "Ferrari will never give up"

Published on 12 Oct 2017 15:46

Embattled team boss Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari will "never give up". After a horror three-race tour of Asia, Sebastian Vettel has slumped to a 59 point deficit to Lewis Hamilton with just four races to go.

Ferrari's title campaign collapsed with a crash in Singapore and reliability problems in Malaysia and Japan, prompting the Italian broadcaster Canale 5 to deliver a huge, satirical Tapiro d'Oro (golden Tapir) award to Maranello this week. The programme presenter awarded the prize to Arrivabene for Ferrari's "repeated disasters".

Asked about the crisis, the Ferrari team boss responded: "Things happened, they were not pleasant, but we never give up. To win against Mercedes - and this year we have already beaten them - you just have to push even more. We are not inferior to them," Arrivabene insisted. "Our car has proved to be very, very good." (GMM)

Replies (4)
US ajpennypacker 12 Oct 2017 17:190
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The clock is ticking for Maurizio. They championships are both absolutely lost this year. I bet his head will be the first to roll
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Mercedes won the strategy by releasing their last engine at spa. I am wondering if their reliability problems stem from increased exhaust temp and cylinder temps from lean conditions in Qualifying when they don't have the additional oil to prevent lean conditions burning plugs and increased temps causing manifolds to c rack
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Spot on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There's a man who knows his internal combustion engines, no more bollocks about PUs here please, its all driven by a petrol engine, and those that don't understand that are really missing he plot
NL Patentprutser 13 Oct 2017 09:300
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The biggest issue is that Hamilton or Mercedes in trouble still performs until the podium. Ferrari doesn't finish or doesn't get further then 5th. Mercedes has a far better strategy then Ferrari. Ferrari has gearbox issues, where Mercedes doesn't. Mercedes has tactically chosen their engines like RB, Ferrari has left it as it was needed. Mercedes will have to take grid penalties, but will still be fighting for the win, Ferrari is to far of.

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