“I don’t think you can compare the situations” – Mattia Binotto refuses to suggest Ferrari dominance in 2022 like Mercedes in 2014.
Ferrari has been struggling of late, but there is hope that will get back to winning ways in 2022. Their current arch-rivals Mercedes has now won seven titles in a row from 2014. When asked by Motorsport-total.com if Ferrari can dominate like Mercedes, Binotto replied in the negative.
“I don’t think you can compare the situations. Back then, Mercedes was clever enough to develop its power unit long before anyone else. If there is one thing in common, it is that there is a big rule change, but the timing is very different.”
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Ferrari to transfer resource personnel to Haas to meet the budget cap
With a budget cap setting in from this season, Ferrari has transferred some of their human resources to partner team Haas. This started off with the high-profile transfer of Simone Resta to the American outfit. Binotto has also confirmed that these resources will be housed in a separate facility in Maranello, and will cease to have any access to the Ferrari main building.
“You have seen recently, for example, a technical senior person like Simone Resta has moved into the Haas organisation an important and significant role. He is not the only one who will move into the Haas organisation. A few other technicians will move, reducing our organisation which is required for the budget cap, but strengthening somehow the organisation of our customers and I would say partner teams.”
“Those persons will be in Maranello in a completely separate building to Scuderia Ferrari, so they will not have access to the Scuderia Ferrari building. It is separate and they will remain in the area.”