Apr.28 (GMM) The Italian press believes Ferrari is set to dominate the 2008 season.
Despite officials for the Maranello based team's rivals McLaren and BMW playing down the gap following Ferrari's second consecutive one-two victory on Sunday, the sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport insists that the "dominance" of the scarlet F2008 at Barcelona was "impressive"."Not a single mistake was committed," Gazzetta added. "McLaren and BMW are far away. After Spain, the 2008 world championship could be over."Corriere dello Sport said of championship leader Kimi Raikkonen: "The Finn is objectively the only true candidate for the title. As in the past, this championship could become 'formula boredom'."The Turin-based national newspaper Tuttosport added: "Raikkonen and Massa conquered Spain and demonstrated Ferrari's absolute power."The advantage over their rivals is almost embarrassing, even though Stefano Domenicali has called for restraint."Raikkonen had the race totally under control, and Massa actively supported him. This is his role, even if he does not want to admit it."Rome-newspaper Il Messaggero wrote: "The Ferrari conductors are trying to curb the enthusiasm, but it is obvious that Ferrari's lead over McLaren and BMW is great."