Ferrari rivals must up their game

Ferrari's rivals have admitted that the ball is in their court with regard to offering a challenge to the team that has claimed the last four constructors' championships. The comments came in the wake of quotes attributed to Renault boss Patrick Faure suggesting that Ferrari dominance is hurting F1 and that the rules should be revised

Ferrari rivals must up their game

BMW Motorsport director Gerhard Berger said: "I don't see it that way at all. We have always seen cycles in F1 where you have cars that are very dominant. Back in 1988 you had the McLarens winning everything, then it was Williams and if someone is doing a good job we shouldn't look to change the regulations, we should look to do our job better.

"Ferrari is very strong, they have good resources and good budgets but times will change again and I think there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to close up. It may take a bit of time, but it would be completely wrong to sort this problem by changing the regulations."

Mercedes Motorsport boss Norbert Haug added: "My opinion is very much the same. The history books show that dominance doesn't last forever. I think Williams-BMW is doing a good job and we have made steps but we have to accept that we are only in our first year working with Michelin. We have had some highlights, like Monaco and Magny-Cours, but what we need is 17 highlights in the year, not two."

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