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Ferrari: no need for finger-pointing over slow start to F1 season

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says his Formula 1 team must not waste time dwelling on where it should have done a better job this winter, and instead must focus entirely on how it can improve.

With Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen missing out on a podium finish in Australia, Ferrari admits that it is behind its rivals at the moment.

But as it faces a busy few weeks needing to drive forward with car developments, Domenicali has urged his staff not to waste energy trying to blame each other for their situation.

"It is a matter of everyone doing their job and being focused on what they have to do at home, without trying to say that it is your fault or my fault," he explained.

"As a team we must react together - and that is what I have asked all my engineers and people."

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Domenicali insists that there is not one area where Ferrari must focus its efforts, because it is both the chassis and engine that need to be improved.

Speaking about the power unit in particular, with Alonso having struggled to overtake Nico Hulkenberg in Australia, Domenicali said: "It is an area that we have to improve.

"The more power you have, the less you stay on full throttle - so you have many benefits on the fuel consumption side. The cat has to bite the tail.

"We have to improve a lot and I don't want to focus on that, because also the car has to be improved."

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