Gerhard Berger wrote:In an interview with a radio station in South Africa, he said he works 100 days a year for the F1 team. From the way he talked, it seemed like he is not really involved in a hands on kind of way, and is more there to help Fry and Tombazis organise the technical department.
That was more then i expected, i thought he was on the beach, got a phone call and he gave instructions
Not really but you get the idea.
Interview with SA motorsport from around Dec11:
Q: How long does it take away from the activity of motor racing?
RB: "My recall of the Ferrari F1 was in 2006, although estubo Design Consultant until 2008 though linked to early 2009. Most of the time step in Phucket (Thailand), but returned as a consultant to Ferrari earlier this year mainly in GT categories, but since June I returned to work more actively in the Department of F1, especially this winter with a view to next year's car "
Q: What is your role at Ferrari right now? What is your job?
RB: "Well, the most important aspect of my job now is to help Pat coordinate research activities, such as aerodynamics or the dynamics of the car. Basically, my job depends on five people who are in charge of the structures, dynamics vehicle aerodynamics, R & D and Global Design.
When it comes to my work right, even I have my office where I try to bring my knowledge and Experience in the design of the car. Then basically support Pat and Nikolas, who are the ones who are in charge of all design, to study the data in the wind tunnel and simulator. But the most important is to help Pat coordinate all these activities "
Q: After being withdrawn entirely because it has decided to return to work at Ferrari?
RB: "I have an important link with Ferrari, as the team needs me I will try to give the maximum of my ability, have always treated me exceptionally. You could say it's my second family"
Q: When the car will debut next year?
RB: "The presentation is scheduled, I think the first week of February, making its track debut will take place in the first test days. But this does not mean that we see the same car as the last test, as we want to further research and design to take advantage of the training as possible, and get the best possible conditions for the first race of the season "
Q: You made a statement which stated that he was convinced it would be very competitive?
RB: "Obviously I want that to happen, and I am convinced it will. We have not tested in court, but the simulations and data obtained have met our expectations, but there is still time left and we must continue to improve as much as possible. Our competitiveness depends on the progress made by our competitors and how everyone has been able to meet the great effect that had the exhaust "
Q: Thank you for your time and good luck for the season.
RB: Thank you, good afternoon.
This is the interview with the radio station (it's an audio file), again from 2011: