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Ferrari 'must keep up the pressure' - Fry

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Pat Fry has revealed that some of the F2012's recent updates hadn't worked as expected © Sutton Images
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Ferrari technical director Pat Fry says the team "must continue to keep up the pressure" during the second half of the season.

Having started 2012 with an uncompetitive car, Ferrari has impressively developed the F2012 in to the only car to have won three grands prix this season, leaving Fernando Alonso 40 points clear in the drivers' championship. With the Belgian and Italian races back-to-back at the start of September following the mid-season break, Fry said the team had a number of updates planned to improve the car even further.

"We have a few interesting developments that we will introduce at Spa, a track which, from an aerodynamic downforce point of view, is quite special, as indeed is Monza," Fry told the official Ferrari website. "In fact, we will also have an aerodynamic and engine package specifically suited to the Italian track. Therefore a lot of work has been done, but there is still also a lot to do: we must continue to keep up the pressure to a high level."

Fry also revealed that some of the updates brought to Germany and Hungary had not delivered the expected results, but said that Ferrari had managed to work out why and is back on track.

"It's true we had a handful of parts that did not work the way we had expected: there's always a chance that can happen in work like this. The positive aspect is that we understood the problem and everything is alright now: that way, we can use this experience to move forward rather than being left confused about it. In fact, we have a clear idea on the direction we need to take and we have already begun to work in this direction.

"I think that when one tries to get to the limit, one definitely encounters new problems. Now we have a good understanding of the situation, therefore we only need to modify our development criteria and continue to push."