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Ferrari to push development in final races
Tuesday 09th October 2012, 18:05 by Ryan Wood
Ferrari will continue to deliver upgrades at each of the remaining five races this season, some of which will be 'significant' according to technical chief Pat Fry.
The Italian outfit is struggling to maintain its now slim lead in the drivers' championship which stands at just four points to Sebastian Vettel who dominated in Japan.
Whilst the F2012 clearly isn't the fastest car on the grid, Fry is confident they're now matching McLaren, but have work to do if they're to beat Red Bull.
"Our race pace was a little better than in qualifying in Japan, where we were unfortunate with Fernando [Alonso] and the yellow flags," said Fry.
"We are currently closer to McLaren but there's still a gap to Red Bull, so we need to keep working on car development."
Ferrari will push through developments for each of the remaining five races in an attempt to keep hold of its slim lead.
"I think looking back at recent races, we have been bringing small updates to every race, even if we made a few small errors in Singapore, but we worked out what they were and sorted them out in time for Japan.
"When you have a constant drive for performance, you need to take some risks and there will be four small updates on the car in Korea, with more significant changes in the races after that," added Fry.
"Overall for the last five races, we need to stay calm and ensure that everything we do counts. There's more to come, even if we have a way to go to catch up. But we are never going to give up and we’ll be trying all the way to Brazil."
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