The next three races could be the tipping point in Ferrari’s 2010 world championship campaign.
Recently struggling with the 2010 car, the F10 was substantially upgraded for the recent Valencia race, and more improvements are in the pipeline for the forthcoming races prior to the sport’s August break.
“For sure a win would be very important,” confirmed team boss Stefano Domenicali, referring to the forthcoming string of races in Britain, Germany and Hungary.
Silverstone marks the mid-point of the 2010 season, and the highest placed Ferrari driver is Fernando Alonso, with a 29 point deficit.
And the Northamptonshire venue will be a telling test for the F10, given that at the similar Turkey layout in May, the drivers were notably off the pace.
“So if the F10 works well here, we will know we are on the right road,” said Felipe Massa, who is another 31 points behind his Spanish teammate.
The Brazilian said more developments are scheduled for the back-to-back Hockenheim and Hungary rounds.
“These three races will be very important and we will be pushing very hard to try and get ahead of our competitors,” said Massa.