Fernando Alonso has said the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend will be an ‘important’ race for Ferrari and that the team needs to match what its rivals have done on the development front since Monaco ‘plus something’.
Ferrari has struggled to match Mercedes and to a lesser extent Red Bull Racing so far this year, and to date the squad has taken just one podium, with Alonso coming home third in China.
After finishing fourth in Monaco two weeks ago, Alonso is determined now to do better and recently he spent a few days at the team’s Maranello base.
“Everyone is very motivated and hungry for good results,” he told Ferrari’s official website. “We are all working in one direction to improve the car and be more competitive than we saw in the first part of the championship. We are realistic and we know where we are. But from now on we want to start getting different kinds of results and try and enjoy the weekends a bit more.”