“I think team principals like Wolff and Horner also wish it” – Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali wants Ferrari to give Mercedes and Red Bull a run for their money in the Constructors’ Championship.
Ferrari finished a lowly P6 last season, a terrible sight in comparison to Mercedes winning the title and Red Bull finishing second. This hasn’t pleased former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali one bit. Speaking to Sky Sports 24, the current CEO of the sport highlighted the significance of Ferrari becoming ultra-competitive again.
“Compared to what happened last year, we all need a competitive Ferrari and one that plays its cards in a difficult context. I am convinced that things will improve, even if it will not be easy given that the regulations are stable. They were able to work a little on the power unit to make up for last year’s gap.
“I expect a Ferrari that is close to the goal of being able to fight again. I think team principals like Wolff and Horner also wish it to have a show that is more attractive to everyone.”
#StefanoDomenicali, brand new CEO of #Formula1 – admits he is unsure about @LewisHamilton future in the sport. “He’s not telling me if he’s going to sign with @MercedesAMGF1.” With less than two months left until the test days begin, he has still not signed a deal with Mercedes.
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Toto Wolff blames Mattia Binotto for Ferrari downfall, without naming him
Echoing what Stefano Domenicali said, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff expressed disappointment at Ferrari’s shocking fall from grace. The most successful team in F1 (by far) is due to win a title for over a decade now. Speaking to Motorsport-Magazin.com, Wolff squarely blamed the Ferrari leadership, heading by their team principal Mattia Binotto.
“Ferrari is an iconic brand and they should be racing at the very front.”
“It’s not good for Formula 1, it’s not good for the competition at the front. I very much feel with all the Tifosi and employees of Ferrari for this lack of performance. In the end, one must question the priorities that have been set in recent times and where the lack of performance comes from. But overall nobody from the fans and Ferrari deserves such a result.
“It’s wrong to say ‘Ferrari priorities’ because that drags Ferrari and everybody in Ferrari into this. It’s maybe the decisions that have been made within the team, from certain members of the team.”