godlameroso wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:07 pm
marvin78 wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Ah. Indicators. So then are assumptions statet as facts. I like that very much....
As clear that flames from the back of the car means that something is wrong.
A key role of management is taking control and making decisions. What we've seen so far this season they are not doing either. Therefor, they have a problem there.
If you look deeper, you could even wander if there is friction between Philip Morris and Ferrari. You could see that when Dominicale's replacement failed (you know, the guy with the shades), Philip Morris brought in Arivebennde (he was their guy) and when he didn't turn the team around enough, Exor took back control promoting Binotto, who is a brilliant engineer but so far hasn't fell trough being dominant at the top. Plus the death of the chairman also left a hole, with Elkann has a lot on his plate.
Binotto is an engine guy first and foremost, so I'm guessing it was his push to put more emphasis on the engine and packaging than on the aero side. They figured they had a good aero advantage based on 2017 and 2018, but didn't count on Mercedes improving as they did.
First and foremost there's no telling and no source if Ferrari really did put more emphasis on engine department more than the aero departmant, at least not that I know of so I'd be glad if you shared how do you guess that?
On top of that I think you're criminally underestimating the capabilities of Binotto and all the staff at Ferrari. They didn't have a good aero advantage in 2018, especially in the closing parts of the 2018 and the team already knew about it. Tell us how do they now think that they had a good aero advantage coming into 2019? That's just ridiculous to think would be possible, I'm pretty sure Ferrari engineers do know their own job unlike me and most people on this forum and I think they can realize they had to improve the aero bits because they weren't good at aero in 2018 to begin with.
These guys are engineers at Ferrari, they've been developing the the fastest cars on earth for years now and you do guess that they just counted on Mercedes not improving much in the off-season? So how do you think they came to the decision of that? Binotto had a meeting with the senior staff and he just told everyone like "...let's just put more emphasis on the engine side because I think we can count on Mercedes not improving as much as we do..." and all the executives thought, yeah that makes perfect sense let's just put all our eggs in one basket!