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First step is to be best of rest - Ferrari

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Ferrari is looking at all areas of its F14 T to try to find ways to establish itself as the best of the rest behind Mercedes.

The team's disappointing start to the season culminated this week with team principal Stefano Domenicali stepping down. But despite the upheaval among top management, engineering director Pat Fry said work on the car has continued in all areas.

"Since the Bahrain race, it's been a very busy time for us, as we examined all areas of car performance from the power unit to suspension configurations and aerodynamic improvements," he said. "We are naturally working as hard as we can on closing the gap to the top teams, with Mercedes having a reasonable lead over the rest of the field. We know what we have to do. The people are pushing 100%, but it takes time."

Fry said the first step in Ferrari's recovery would be to beat the likes of Red Bull, McLaren, Force India and Williams in the battle behind Mercedes.

"Currently, our first priority is to establish ourselves as the second best team. We are looking at all areas of the car - power unit, aero, suspension. We are trying to make as big a step as we can for each and every race."

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