A working Monday in Maranello
| The two F2012s that took part in the Monaco Grand Prix did not take long to get back home. Chassis 294 and 295, used by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso respectively, were already in the Car Assembly area this morning, to undergo the usual post-race rebuild. In fact, there's no time to lose given that these same cars and all the technical equipment has to be sent off to Montreal for the next Grand Prix on Saturday morning.
And someone else also lost no time in coming back to Maranello, namely Fernando Alonso. The championship leader got here shortly before lunchtime and immediately headed for the simulator to see at first hand the test that Davide Rigon was running in it: then tomorrow, it will be the Spaniard's turn to get in the cockpit.
The attention of the whole team is already focused completely on Canada, a race that often throws up some surprises. There is certainly no time to enjoy the fact that Fernando is heading the Drivers' classification, because everyone is aware that there is still a lot of work to do in order to aspire to the title. Clearly, the steps forward made in relation to the very first races of the season are beginning to make themselves felt and the podiums in Barcelona and Monaco did not happen by chance. However, the team needs to keep going down this path, with the number one priority of avoiding the slightest mistakes, which can carry a very high price in such a closely contested season. This is why reliability in every area is so important, as is the need to pick up the pace of development on the car: a few small updates are still needed to find some more tenths which would produce a step forward that could be decisive.
| Farewell Cabezon!Maranello, 15 June – A great friend of Ferrari passed away today, José Froilan Gonzalez died at the age of ninety in his native Buenos Aires. His name will forever be linked to that of the Scuderia; indeed he was the one, who on 14 July at Silverstone, sixty two years ago, took the Prancing Horse's first victory in a Grand Prix counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship.|
'The news of the death of Gonzalez saddened me greatly,' President Luca di Montezemolo told ferrari.com from ....
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