Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has set the team a target of scoring at least two wins in 2015, even if he does concede there is no magic fix for Ferrari’s problems.
The Maranello-based team suffered a winless campaign in 2014, prompting a considerable management overhaul late last year, with new team principal Arrivabene replacing Marco Mattiaci.
Ferrari’s last victory came courtesy of Fernando Alonso at the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix, and while Arrivabene admits there is no magic formula to suddenly lift the team from its current malaise, he is aiming for two wins in his first year in charge.
“I am just realistic,” he said. “Nobody has the magic to change things when things are unchangeable.
“The car was ready in December of [last] year, and we apply certain modifications that in our opinion, are quite interesting.
“I don’t want to say that we are going to win the world championship but for sure we are committed at least to win two races.
“The work to do is to enhance the team spirt, the team passion, which was a little bit lost in the past few years. We have one objective, to win as much as possible.”
Arrivabene praised the looks of the new Ferrari SF15-T, which was launched on Friday.
“Ferrari said a long time ago that the best car is a winning car,” he added. “Last year was an ugly car and a non-winning on top of this.
“I like the car of this year in terms of aesthetics, I don’t know about performance, but it is really sexy.”
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