Ferrari has vowed to up the aggression level of its F10 development program after admitting it wasted too many resources in recent weeks on getting its F-duct to work.
Despite having not won a race since the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, the team remains a strong contender for the world title, and victory in Canada last weekend for Fernando Alonso would have put him at the top of the standings.
With Ferrari introducing a major update to its car in Valencia, which is set to include the low blown exhaust concept that is helping Red Bull Racing so much, team principal Stefano Domenicali is aware of the need to ramp up its efforts.
"For sure there is a need for a more aggressive push," said Domenicali. "It was clear that we had concentrated too much effort on this blown rear wing – we spent a lot of effort there, being not focused on the other areas of the car.
"From Valencia onward, the focus will be to develop other areas of the car apart from this blown rear wing, because it is a complicated system that took a lot of resources out of our team."
Domenicali reckons his team could have done better in Montreal last weekend, where Alonso fought hard with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button but lost out badly lapping backmarkers.
"We could have done much, much, more in terms of result," said Domenicali. "The performance that we had was really good, honestly, and the car was exactly the same as it was in Turkey where we were nine tenths behind.
"We need to be prudent before we do something exaggerated on one side or another. For sure, the tires are a key factor – and here we did the right choices in that respect."
He added: "Going back to the championship, it is very, very open. I did a calculation that if we had won the race we would be leading the championship with Fernando.
"It means that everything is really very, very open and that is the motivation that we should have inside to make sure that we push race by race. Canada gave a picture that was totally different from the picture we had two weeks ago."