Formula 1 News: Ferrari Restructures Technical Department To Improve Performance: A Day After Admitting That They Are In Bad Shape Ferrari Undergoes Organizational Changes.
Ferrari the one of the top F1 teams is currently undergoing a lean bad patch. After the first 3 races they found themselves at a miserable 5th place, a team which is supposed to win championship is currently fighting in the midfield. Their best performance came in the season opener in Austria where Chalers Leclerc grabbed the second spot thanks to a 5 second penalty to Lewis Hamilton. In the very second race they found both of their cars not finishing the race. In the third race only Seb could score point as he finished 6th, however, both the cars were lapped by Hamilton. The seems to be nowhere near to the pace of Mercedes and even getting outpaced by midfielders like Racing Point & McLaren.
Ferrari know they lack a lot of pace, even their ace driver Sebastian Vettel admitted this. Speaking to F1.com post race at Hungarian GP Vettel admitted that 5 or 6th that what they expected with the current pace of Ferrari. He added he was not surprised on being lapped by Hamilton, he knew it even before the race that Hamilton would lapped Ferrari.
Mattia Binotto Provided An Update On The Organizational Changes
“As hinted at a few days ago, we are making changes to the technical side of the organisation so as to speed up the design and development on the car performance front. A change of direction was needed to define clear lines of responsibility and working processes, while reaffirming the company’s faith in its technical talent pool. The department run by Enrico Cardile will be able to count on the experience of Rory Byrne and established engineers such as David Sanchez. It will be the cornerstone of the car’s development.
“We believe Ferrari personnel are of the highest level and we have nothing to envy about our main competitors in this respect, but we had to make a decisive change, raising the bar in terms of the responsibilities of the department heads.
“We have said it several times, but it’s worth repeating: we have started to lay the foundations of a process which should lead to a new and enduring winning cycle. It will take some time and we will suffer setbacks like the one we are experiencing right now in terms of results and performance. However, we must react to these shortcomings with strength and determination to get back to being at the very top of this sport as soon as possible. This is what we all want and what our fans all over the world expect of us”. As per official webistie of Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari.com