Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says the Italian squad is not looking at the championship table despite its first win of the season in Britain.
Fernando Alonso scored Ferrari's first victory since last year's Korean Grand Prix after outperforming Red Bull Racing at Silverstone. The win was the culmination of Ferrari's recovery following a difficult start to the season which Domenicali conceded was "negative."
"For the first three months of the season I would give a negative score to Ferrari for its performance," said the Italian. "But I would say the last part of the first half of the year was better because, although we only took one win, we were competitive enough to have won more, but for various circumstances. So, I would score it slightly higher, maybe a bit more than the average, in the hope that the second half of the season will be higher still."
The team boss made it clear, however, that Ferrari will focus on trying to win races without looking at the championship table. Alonso is 92 points behind Sebastian Vettel, with Ferrari on 168 points, exactly half of what Red Bull has scored.
"We don't have to look at the classification, but instead make sure that our performance is always at the highest standard race by race," added Domenicali. "We know, of course, that this is difficult because the competition is extremely strong. Then, we will see later on what will be the outcome of the championship. But at the moment we will just fight race by race."
Domenicali admitted Silverstone's win was important for the morale of the team, but he acknowledges it is not enough for a season.
"That victory in Silverstone was an important moment in this season, made more so as it was also linked to our first victory 60 years ago with [Froilán] Gonzalez on the same track," he said. "We know that Ferrari cannot be happy with winning just one race so far this season, but it was important for the morale of everyone in the company to make sure that everyone feels the pleasant atmosphere that comes with being successful. I never considered a season without a win.
"Don't forget that in the last 18 years, Ferrari has always won at least one grand prix per year. Eighteen years is a lot and I don't think that other teams can claim this sort of result."