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Ferrari has made aerodynamic progress - Mattiacci

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Marco Mattiacci insists Ferrari has made enough progress on the aerodynamic side in recent races to give the team a "good starting point" for the second half of the season.

Since replacing Stefano Domenicali as team principal in April Mattiacci's arrival has not sparked a drastic turnaround in fortunes at Maranello, with the team yet to replicate its podium finish from his first weekend in charge at the Chinese Grand Prix. After Silverstone Fernando Alonso complained aerodynamics was one area which prevented him from overcoming Sebastian Vettel in their battle for fifth, but Mattiacci thinks there has been progress made.

"I have to tell you, we have brought a lot of aerodynamic improvement in the last races which found a positive affect on the track so this is a good starting point compared to the past," Mattiacci said. "I think it takes time. There are problems that have been present on the car for quite a bit, so we are working to improve what is improvable at our best. Fernando is aware about this."

After the British Grand Prix Mattiacci promised he was looking to build a "different team for 2015" but he does not think there is necessarily a quick-fix for some of the lingering issues Ferrari has this season.

"On an operational level I don't think there is a move that can give an immediate improvement of the car. From the technical aspect we are really trying our utmost to give more performance to this car, all the engineers are aware of this."

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