Ferrari is also far below the very restrained expectations of the beginning of the season this year, they could not finish in the top 10 in either the time trial or the race in Spa, and after another deplorable qualification at the Italian Grand Prix, none of their cars reached the finish line, Sebastian Vettel said goodbye to a technical error, Charles Leclerc fell out as a result of a major accident.
Many are demanding the head of Mattia Binotto, who has been leading the team since early 2019, promoted from technical director to team leader, but her predecessor, Stefano Domenicali, who held the position from 2008 to 2014, defended her former colleague.
“In these moments, we need to support the Maranello leadership. I know from personal experience how difficult it is to manage a horse’s racing division, ”quoted Italian Resto del Carlino, the specialist who gained the team’s last constructive success in 2008.
“Binotto’s attack is not constructive. If there was someone with a magic wand, I would say okay. But I don’t see any mage, so I repeat: I believe that only patience, perseverance, and hard work can change the bitter reality of today. I don’t see an alternative to Mattia and her staff, ”he continued.
“Monza is a painful, uncomfortable thing, of course, which he just underlines what Leclerc was capable of last year. And I’m also happy for Mugello (who will be hosting the Tuscan Grand Prix next week), a fantastic track, he deserved the opportunity. Just as the return to Imola in the fall is wonderful. Italy wants to start again. Ferrari probably won’t win, but the story goes on, ”he added.