Scuderia Ferrari team principal, Stefano Domenicali believes that the Ferrari family spirit will be the key to any success on the track in 2009.

In a recent in-depth interview with, Stefano Domenicali, said: “I’m really proud of being with such a group of people that are working together with me because at the end of the day this is the key of success for a team.” The Scuderia Ferrari principal continued, “Ferrari has always considered team spirit and people in the team the centre of its main activity, and I’m really proud of that.”

Stefano Domenicali also talked about the strengths of their current driver pairing of Brazilian Felipe Massa and the Finnish Iceman, Kimi Räikkönen. He explained: “Felipe [Massa] and Kimi [Räikkönen] are a couple of drivers that are very strong and very motivated. They are different personalities but they integrate themselves in a perfect way with a perfect experience that will work, so for sure Ferrari is extremely happy about their drivers.”

Domenicali talked about how the family spirit between Ferrari and its technical partner, Shell, will be critical to the continued success of the team, both on and off the track. Domenicali said: “We have great technical input [from Shell] on the lubricants and the fuel – part of a crucial element that has always been very important to Ferrari.”

As the most extreme test-bed for technical innovation, Formula One promotes the transfer of information and learnings to road cars and the development of products for road customers. He continued, “I think that with Shell we are able to integrate not only [the] Formula One department together with the road car side but Shell is giving its input on both sides of the field – The transfer of the technical inputs from Formula One to the road car side with Shell is essential for us.”

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