Following Ferrari's victorious Hungarian Grand Prix, the Scuderia now has two wins under its belt this season, with Sebastian Vettel the sole victor in the red camp.
The accomplishment fulfills team principal Maurizio Arrivabene's initial aim as it was defined from the outset of the 2015 season.
While Ferrari's performance level has steadily increased, although it appeared to slump somewhat compared to Williams in the races that preceded Hungary, its gap with Mercedes has varied in accordance with the teams' respective development pace according to Arrivabene who expects more volatility in terms of performance in the second part of the season.
"Mercedes are strong everywhere, we are expecting to have good races and bad races over the course of this season. That doesn't mean we are stepping back, because you have to consider that sometimes the others are going up. So you have to catch again and then we need to do our job."
"In general, I have to say, the direction we took is good and we have nine races to go. During these nine races, you will hopefully see races like this one but also others like Silverstone or Spain."
Arrivabene believes his team is going in the right direction, but he also considers that track configuration and tyre compounds have impacted, negatively or favourably, this year's results. In this respect, he would definitely favour further options in terms of tyre choice for each race weekend as may be planned for next year.
"I am dreaming for the day we can make our own choice about tyres, then Formula 1 is going to be a bit more interesting."