Ferrari: 'Having a reliable car is vital for the season'

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso during the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 7, 2013
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Ferrari technical director James Allison insists that having a reliable car is vital for all F1 teams this season.

Ferrari technical director James Allison believes that having a reliable car is the crucial aspect for all teams ahead of the new Formula 1 season.

Allison has insisted that Ferrari are capable of ending Red Bull's dominance in the championship after they unveiled their 2014 car.

"The importance of aerodynamics to the Championship is going to be at least as important as the differences in power levels between the various engine manufacturers," PlanetF1.com quotes Allison as saying.

"However, if I had to choose the thing that was likely to be the dominant factor for the whole season, I would choose neither the level of power nor the aerodynamic development.

"I would say that this year reliability is going to be absolutely fundamental."

Pre-season begins in Jerez on Tuesday.

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1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0