Ferrari nursing their engines

Stephan Heublein

At the start of the season, Ferrari were struggling with the issue of engine reliability, which Sauber also found to their cost. In the Ferrari works team, they meanwhile feel confident that they have managed to sort out the problem and that they can make it through to Abu Dhabi with the regulation eight units. "If that's not the case, then things could get extremely difficult for us," said team principal Stefano Domenicali.