Ferrari doesn't need to change anything for 2016 success - Maurizio Arrivabene

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Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says his team does not need any big changes in 2016 in order to close the gap to Mercedes.

After a disappointing season in 2014, Ferrari made huge strides over the winter to move into a clear second place behind Mercedes. With three victories this year, the team has surpassed its pre-season target and Arrivabene says it will continue to make progress next year without major changes.

"I think the team this year in most races is really, really strong and it is fine," he said. "We now need to consolidate this team and not change anything while looking forward to do a good job next year. There is only one person that you all know is coming next year [ex-Mercedes engineer Jock Clear] but this person is not going to change the structure of the team, he comes inside the team as a new person."

Sebastian Vettel, who has scored all three of Ferrari's wins this year, said the team needs to be patient for results considering its starting point in 2014, but is confident the necessary motivation is there.

"Let's not forget the targets that we set out in the beginning, it's a new start for the entire team, with a lot of things changing," he said. "I think we've exceeded expectations this year by quite a lot so yeah, the target is to do better next year and to keep fighting until the end and be in a better position.

"Equally we have to be patient because it's a big project, there's a lot of effort that's going in in Maranello and the people are really hungry. The target is definitely to come back stronger next year and just to keep making progress. I think that's the best medicine that we need to prescribe to us."