Scuderia Ferrari’s Team Principal, Maurizio Arrivabene, realised that the Maranello based team missed some valuable opportunities during Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, with a fifth place for Sebastian Vettel and a retirement for Kimi Raikkonen, after one of many hair-raising crashes during the wet race, the best they ultimately could do.
It was an important weekend for Scuderia Ferrari, with the objective being to finish ahead of either Red Bull Racing drivers, Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, in order to keep their quest for earning second place in the Constructor’s Championship alive. However, after a stunning run to third for Verstappen, and a respectable eighth place for Ricciardo, the Milton Keynes based team wrapped up their runners up spot.
Arrivabene knew that the results of the weekend were not reflective of the pace of the Ferrari – but due to Raikkonen’s crash, and a spin early on for Vettel, they did as well as the could in the given circumstances.
“Maybe we could have achieved more, both yesterday and today, but no room for complaining now,” commented Arrivabene. “Kimi’s accident was a shame, while Seb had a great comeback after spinning off track. Now let’s focus onto Abu Dhabi: it’s the last race of the season but, as we always say, we’re not giving up till the end.”