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'Now it is time to win' - Ferrari

ESPN Staff
January 25, 2014 « Ferrari launches new F14 T | Alonso hoping to emulate Schumacher »
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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo says Ferrari is ready to win championships again in Formula One with its new F14 T launched on Saturday.

The new car broke cover via an online launch and carries the hopes of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen this year. Montezemolo, who has been critical of the team's struggle to beat Red Bull in recent years, says he thinks Ferrari is ready to return to the top in the new V6 turbo era of Formula One.

"Now it is time to win," he said. "I have a lot of confidence in the new technical director James Allison and in the work that our people have made in the engine. It's a very complicated engine and very complicated system and I think at the beginning of the season reliability will be crucial. Whenever we have the new rules it is difficult from the beginning to find out who is competitive, but our goal is to be on top and do our best. Domenicali has done some innovation within the team and I am very confident."

Montezemolo also backed his two drivers to deliver to a high standard this year.

"I'm confident because we have a strong team and I think we have all the ingredients to be very successful," he added. "I'm pleased to have Kimi back, Kimi was the last driver to win the championship with us. Fernando has made fantastic seasons by achieving second place in the last four years."

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