Ferrari LogoBahrain Grand Prix – The expected epilogue

Stefano Domenicali: “This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as difficult as we had thought it
would be, even before arriving in Bahrain. This circuit is particularly tough for our car and Sakhir’s technical characteristics
showed up the gaps in our performance. Now, we must forget this race and look ahead, because I don’t like seeing our

drivers fighting hard everywhere and then being unable to attack or defend on the straights. We’ve got an important test
ahead of us now, when I expect to see an initial step up in terms of quality. The team must not get downhearted, even if
things have not turned out the way they should so far. They must continue to work in order to step up a gear as quickly as
possible.”

Fernando Alonso: “Today’s race was complicated for us, even if we knew what to expect because, with its long straights,
this track shows up our weak points. The team did a super job and sorted the problem I had yesterday in the final part of
qualifying and the start and strategy were perfect. The Safety Car helped us make up a bit of ground on the cars ahead of
us and also allowed us to save fuel, but it was not enough to change the result, with eight cars ahead of us doing a better
job. Although we did all we could, we can’t be happy with our level of performance and now our sole focus must be on
working day and night. The season is in its early stages and I think we can stage a recovery. We have the resources and the
potential to do it and it’s all down to us. Next week will be very important as we get back on track on Tuesday and
Wednesday to test in preparation for the upcoming races. We have got a very aggressive programme, which we need as our
rivals will not just be sitting back and watching.”

Kimi Raikkonen: “I am very disappointed with today’s result, because after how qualifying went, I expected to do better. I
didn’t get a good start and immediately lost some places. On the first lap, I was hit by Magnussen, luckily without it doing
any damage, but trying to move up the order at this point was very difficult, because the lack of aero downforce and speed
on the straight meant overtaking was complicated. We knew this track was less suited to the characteristics of our car than
the first two and that the Mercedes would be very quick. Overall, the handling of our car has generally improved compared
to the first races and this makes me confident for the upcoming ones. We can expect a lot of work to do and we will make
the most of the test days to try and improve already in time for the next race in China.”

Pat Fry: “Today, we could not have asked more of our car and drivers, because here, our most limiting factor was a lack of
top speed. That meant we had to run a defensive race and even if in the middle sector, the one with the most corners, the
F14 T was competitive, it was not enough to allow Fernando and Kimi to attack our rivals. In Maranello, we are working on
solutions to ensure better power delivery and better driveability. We are also trying to improve the efficiency of the car on
the aerodynamic front. The data we acquired in today’s race will provide a baseli