Ferrari ‘determined’ to overhaul Williams

Ferrari says it is “determined” to reclaim third in the Constructors’ standings during the season run-in.

With five rounds remaining, the Maranello-based outfit is locked in a battle with the revitalised Williams, which jumped ahead at the Italian Grand Prix courtesy of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas’ sizeable points haul.

Although Ferrari scored more points on the streets of Singapore, Williams sits nine points clear ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, a deficit Technical Director James Allison is desperate to see overturned.

“We left Singapore with some satisfaction that areas we’d been working on the car, to improve its mechanical grip for example, appear to be paying off,” said Allison, who joined Ferrari from Lotus last year. “So we go to Suzuka and the remaining races determined to close the gap to Williams and then try and actually pull ahead of them.”

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