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Ferrari boss calls for calm and cool heads

ESPNF1 Staff
September 27, 2010 « Heidfeld confident he will stay in F1 next year | »
Fernando Alonso now has the momentum © Sutton Images

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has called for a cool and calm approach from his team if it is to secure this season's drivers' title for Fernando Alonso.

Three wins in the last five races has catapulted Alonso into second place, 11 points behind championship leader Mark Webber and with the momentum very much in his favour. But Domenicali refused to get carried away.

"I'm never down when things are bad, and I never declare 'fantastic' when things are going well," he said. "What I know is we need to be cool, to keep our feet on the ground and to work hard.

"We know when we've made some mistakes, when some others have been better than us, but that's part of the game, part of life. The most important thing is to have a clear focus in front of us, to never give up, and that's what we are doing.

"We are now approaching the crucial moment of the season when, as I say, we need to stay very cool and calm. We need to arrive in Japan with the perfect package in terms of car, of preparation of the drivers, and for the team because if you make a mistake you pay heavily."