Two wins still the goal in 2015 for Ferrari
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says the team's encouraging start to pre-season testing has not inflated his objective of achieving two race wins in 2015.
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Ferrari has spent much of the winter in the upper reaches of the timing screens and it comes into the new season after a large period of change following last year's winless campaign. Despite the positive start to the new season Arrivabene says it would make no sense to change Ferrari's goals for the new season at this stage.
"I am not so crazy to change the objective now," he said. "The objective stays the same - to win two races, that's fine. Three would be perfect, four I will run without shoes 100km up the hill to Maranello! The objective is still the same."
Arrivabene wants to keep Ferrari grounded and not get carried away by creating lofty expectations for the team.
"As I said before, the first objective for me was to build the team again and put everyone in the right direction. I said at the last test I don't believe in the winter champion. We have some progress verses last year, this is quite clear, but I'm not going to say we will fight for the championship. That is not out of mind to tell you we are not going to beat our competitors, especially Mercedes.
"Still with my feet on the ground we are working and looking at the progression, all the team is working well together and the spirit is good - that is very important for me. We have two fantastic drivers, Vettel and Raikkonen. Normally the first competitor is your team-mate if everything is going well but on the track and off the track the two guys have seen the information, they are talking together. We all are going in the same direction and this is important for me."