MAY 2, 2016
Ferrari must close gap quickly says Marchionne
Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne on Monday said he is sure the Maranello team will bounce back from its current dip.
Although Mercedes' closest challenger in 2016, Ferrari has been struck by reliability and race incidents, including Sebastian Vettel's push into the Sochi barrier by Daniil Kvyat on Sunday.
Not only that, the qualifying gap between the fastest Mercedes and Ferrari in Russia was close to a second.
"Yesterday was a bad day," Marchionne said in Turin at the presentation of a new Fiat model, "and we must close the gap at the speed of light.
"I am used to seeing the Ferrari of Schumacher so it hurts my soul to see a Ferrari that suffers," added Marchionne, who earlier had set the team goals of immediate race wins and the title.
"But I have the utmost confidence in the team that we will succeed," he said.