Brawn: We were just not quick enough

Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn has taken a second successive defeat by the Williams-BMW team on the chin by admitting his car just wasn't quick enough to challenge for victory

Brawn: We were just not quick enough

Brawn had to rely on his famous tactical acumen to enable reigning champion Michael Schumacher to overcome both McLarens at Magny-Cours to finish third. Although he admitted that the Williams/BMW/Michelin package was in another league, Ross refused to blame Bridgestone for its poor performance against Michelin.

"We were not quick enough," said Brawn. "We're disappointed, but I'm not going to talk just about the tyres, it is the whole package. Williams has a very good package at the moment, and this year is more normal in F1 where one team can move ahead at one race. It is our job to come back at Williams and be more competitive."

Brawn said Ferrari has big plans to test in the coming week, ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

"We have new aero and chassis pieces and some new tyres for the next tests," he said. "In previous tests we have looked good but faced different conditions in the race weekends. As from next Tuesday, we will be running in Barcelona, Mugello and finally at Fiorano to try out new solutions."

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