That is the proclamation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, who is more than aware that Fernando Alonso’s 41-point gap to championship leader Lewis Hamilton will prove all the more insurmountable with each passing race.
Speaking with Italian paper Corriere dello Sport, Domenicali said: “Should Monza go really badly and Red Bull’s lead continues to increase, then on Monday we will begin to use all of our staff and resources for the project of next season’s car.”
One issue Domenicali did not dwell upon at all was the impending hearing into the Germand Grand Prix team orders scandal, from which the outcome could potentially be a a further loss of points if found guilty.
Domenicali also heaped praise on Alonso, whose work ethic, he believed, reminded him very much of Michael Schumacher’s during his lengthy stint at Ferrari where he won five successive Drivers’ Championship crowns.
“Alonso reminds me very much of Schumacher,” he said. “Since I’ve been with Ferrari, I have not seen a driver who has as strong a presence in Maranello, and follows all of our activities with the same conviction.”
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