Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has demanded a fast improvement from his team following a slow start to the year. The Italian squad has yet to finish on the podium in the first three races of the season, having been unable to live up to the preseason expectations.
Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso finished in distant sixth and seventh places at the Chinese Grand Prix. Di Montezemolo said on Monday it was a "very delicate" moment for the team, but urged the Scuderia to react immediately.
"This cannot and must not be the team's level," said di Montezemolo. "It's a very delicate moment. I expect our engineers to act with determination and know-how, unleashing the maximum of their capacity to improve the performance of the car in a short time.
"I want Ferrari to be at the level that both we and our fans demand it should be."