Ferrari 'looking forward to dominating' - Allison
Ferrari technical director James Allison says Ferrari is "looking forward to dominating the sport again" after another season without a title.
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull secured their fourth consecutive championship double in 2013, with Fernando Alonso finishing second in the drivers' standings and Ferrari third in the constructors'. Allison - who re-joined Ferrari from Lotus in the second half of the season - said there is a real belief it can be become the team to beat once again.
"I have found a team hungry and determined to get back to the top of the podium at every race and championship," Allison told Sky Italia. "It is a team that is optimistic for the future and is looking forward to dominating the sport again."
While Allison warned that the process to become the leading team takes time, he also said a lot of the groundwork had already been done.
"F1 is not a quick-fix sport. It is an incredibly difficult organisation to get every single aspect right, and you need every aspect right to win a world championship. The team has been one-by-one picking off its weak points. It's a work we will need to continue and a work we will never stop doing even once we do finally get ourselves back to the front.
"I don't think we have made any secret of the fact the area we have been underperforming in, relative to the completion, is we haven't made as much out of the aerodynamic rules over the last few seasons as some of our rivals. That's for a number of reasons and it's an area where our team has invested heavily over the last 18 months or so and we will eventually get our reward for."