In an interview with The New York Times, Ferrari CEO Luis Camilleri commented on the team’s performance in Formula 1 …
Luis Camilleri: “I must say that I fully trust Mattia Binotto and his team. It takes time to be successful. In the past, it happened more than once that under serious pressure we removed people from leadership positions. It turned out to be a vicious circle that I want to break.
The team needs stability and full concentration at work. If you look at the success stories of Red Bull and Mercedes, it is obvious that in addition to talent, one of the key factors of success was stability, which our team lacked.
Looking back, even people like Jean Todt, Ross Braun and Michael Schumacher took six years before a phenomenally successful team emerged.
Therefore, I want, in spite of the most serious pressure, especially from the Italian media, calling to “cut heads”, so that the team remains stable. Although I do not exclude the possibility of attracting additional specialists.
The decision to part with Vettel was not easy. As you can imagine, we discussed this issue very seriously. Sebastian was an asset to Ferrari, but in the end we made a decision in the interests of a longer term future. And inviting Sainz as Leclerc’s partner was part of that plan.
I hope the team will perform better next year. In 2022, new rules will come into force, and every time the rules are seriously changed, teams have the opportunity to take a big step forward. We pin our hopes on this.
We have the talent, hard work and determination to get back to the top. And I am confident that we will fight for victories again ”.