Though with the arrival of Liberty Media, Bernie Ecclestone has been accountable for Components 1 since 2017, the title of the British businessman has been intertwined with the game endlessly. Regardless of his age of 90, he’s nonetheless energetic immediately, and he nonetheless doesn’t cover his opinion, it doesn’t matter what the subject.
Lately, the Italian La Stampa talked to Ecclestone, and naturally the struggling of Ferrari in 2020 was additionally mentioned. The Maranellos didn’t do very effectively on the finish of the yr: staff boss Mattia Binotto stayed away from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix attributable to sickness, whereas Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri resigned unexpectedly.
“I don’t wish to offend anybody, however I at all times believed the issue was with the Italians,” Ecclestone declared. “All of them wish to be in management and everybody has their very own thought. I’m not saying it could’t be good that means, however they must contain the Germans, the French, the English – individuals who suppose in a different way. ”
Ecclestone is harking back to Ferrari’s present state of affairs in 1993: this yr, the staff was joined by Jean Todt, who laid the foundations for the massive successes that adopted. “It was emblematic what occurred to him. The Italians didn’t need him, however I satisfied them and issues turned out effectively. ”
“Binotto is at the moment in an ungainly place. I don’t know if he wished to be a staff boss in any respect. He’s an engineer and has at all times been concerned in technical issues. What could be wanted in Maranello is an efficient supervisor who places the fitting folks in the fitting place. Three years in the past, I believed Flavio [Briatore – a szerk.] he could be an ideal individual for this: he has good concepts, he is aware of how to decide on folks and isn’t a politician. In the intervening time, nevertheless, his firms are too dedicated, ”Ecclestone stated.