Formula One: Ferrari issue rallying cry as season resumes with Belgian Grand Prix
ROME (AFP) - Ferrari have not given up hopes of winning the Formula One world drivers' title despite their recent struggles, team principal Stefano Domenicali said on the team's website.
World title hope Fernando Alonso, the two-time world champion, failed to make it onto the podium in either of July's races, allowing reigning three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel to open up his lead on the Spaniard in the overall standings to 39 points.
Kimi Raikkonen also moved a point ahead of Alonso into second overall by finishing second in both races while fourth-placed Lewis Hamilton closed the gap to the Ferrari ace to nine points by winning the last race in Hungary.
Ferrari have struggled for pace recently but Domenicali believes they can bounce back.