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Arrivabene Calls For Calm After Recent Defeats

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Maurizio Arrivabene - Scuderia Ferrari
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Scuderia Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has called for calm as the team look to claw back lost ground during the second half of the season.

Following back-to-back defeats to Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari’s lead challenger, Sebastian Vettel, has lost significant ground in the drivers’ championship.

Vettel crashed while leading the 2018 German Grand Prix and trailed Hamilton at the last weekend’s 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. He now sits twenty-four points behind Hamilton as the pair go in search of a fifth world title.

Despite being beaten at the Hungaroring, a track at which Ferrari was expected to comfortably beat Mercedes, Arrivabene has praised the team and its drivers.

“At a track where overtaking in the race is always difficult, we managed to finish higher up the order than we started, thanks to the efforts of the entire team and a great performance from both drivers,” said Arrivabene.

Formula 1 now enters its summer break and following their recent defeats, plus the recent loss of their CEO Sergio Marchionne, Arrivabene has called for calm from Ferrari as they enter the second half of the 2018 season.

Now we still have one week at work before the summer break, which will allow us to reflect calmly on the races yet to come. There is still a long way to go this season and the important thing is for the team to work in a calm and determined fashion, giving its all during the second half of the season.”

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