Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene is sure that his team has every reason to believe that it can turn its furtunes around after recent structural changes. He does not intend to pouch any new team members from rival teams.
Ferrari experienced a blow earlier this year when its highly-respected technical director James Allison decided to part ways with the Scuderia after the tragic and sudden death of his wife.
The Italian team replaced the key technical figure with a new structural setup instead of a new technical leader. The Maranello-based squad applied a brandnew horizontal structure which puts less emphasise on individuals, it rather builds on the cooperation of individuals.
Mattia Binotto took on the role of the technical officier after his long-year expertise in the team’s engine department. The aerodynamics department has also been rethought to accommodate this new setup.
Asked about possibile new signings, team boss Maurizio Arrivabene stressed that his team is ready to get back to winning ways in its actual form.
“We were repeating ten thousand times that our team is done, we’re perfectly OK with the people that we have. The atmosphere today in Maranello is very good. We have the right people with Mattia (Binotto) and the people who are working with Mattia.”
The Brescia-born Italian is, however, aware that Ferrari has to overcome the constant pressure from outside to be able to work with success.
“They just need to continue to keep up this kind of atmosphere, to look forward to next year, keeping an eye on this year also and eventually to work in peace. That means, without pressure. It’s exactly what they are doing and I have nothing to add. So we don’t need to add anyone,“ he said in Singapore.