Speaking after Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive win in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix Domenicali said there was no point “crying about Red Bull’s car” and that Ferrari had to play to their strengths to close the 13-point gap in the drivers' standings.
“It is clear at the moment that Red Bull has a better car,” said Domenicali. “But what can we say? We cannot cry. We need to work hard. Full stop.
“By saying that they are stronger, we don’t have to change the approach we keep in-house. I have said to my team, ‘listen, in 1982 at the World Cup of football, our team (Italy) was not the strongest, but we won the title’.
“We have the luxury of having Fernando with us, who is the number one driver, so it is something we will do and fight up until the end.”
Domenicali avoided making any claims about the potential of the team’s forthcoming upgrades for their car for the final three races. He said all that mattered was what happened on the track.