Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene admitted that he was glad to see the happy faces of the Italian fans after pole position at the Grand Prix of Russia, but the team should not relax on the wave of success.
Three years later, the dominance of the German team Mercedes Ferrari managed to reduce the backlog. In the three races of the season for two victory has got to the Scuderia, and in qualifying in Sochi, with the first starting row the race will begin two red car.
“I remain a realist – Arrivabene admitted in an interview with Channel 4. – Of course, this situation is good for Ferrari, and I’m happy for the racers, for our great team, who managed to build such a beautiful car, and for fans of Ferrari.
We returned to form, but it was only qualification. I like to see smiles on the faces of our fans, but I would like to please them in the race. However, you need to be realistic and to work hard, because Mercedes is still as strong.”
Ferrari ahead of Mercedes in the constructors ‘ championship by just 3 points due to failure of Kimi Raikkonen, however, Arrivabene praised the Finn for his result in Sochi.
“Those who know Kimi, you know that at the beginning of the season he can be difficult, but then it will fly like a rocket. I’m not worried about him, he’s a good racer”.
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