Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has issued a rallying call to his staff, telling them to either believe the Maranello outfit can still win the title this year, or quit their jobs.
Although Ferrari's title challenge has been dented by events outside of its control in the European and British Grands Prix, the team still is targeting a championship. Fernando Alonso declared after Silverstone – where a drive-through penalty for overtaking off the track cost him a points-scoring finish – that he remained confident he will win the title, and Domenicali is equally optimistic.
Speaking at the weekend after a meeting of Ferrari's senior management, Domenicali said: "Anyone who does not believe that we can win the World Championship would do better looking for another job. No one here is giving up: there are still nine races to go and anything can happen. We will have to do our job perfectly, that is to say the Ferrari way and then the results will come."