The Scuderia Ferrari is not having a good time and this situation is not recent. In recent years it has been relegated by its rivals and this is further accentuated by the weak start to the season. For this reason, its technical structure has undergone important modifications.
These changes seek for this department to have a more effective development, generating a chain of command that is more focused and simplified, providing the heads of each department with the necessary powers to achieve their objectives.
To achieve this goal, it has also established a new performance development department, headed by Enrico Cardile. Meanwhile the other main areas have not changed with Enrico Gualtieri in charge of the power unit, Laurent Mekies as director of sports and track operations, while Simone Resta will continue to lead the chassis engineering department.
However, these changes will not immediately reflect a trend in car and team performance. That is what its managers are aware of.
Regarding these structural modifications, the head of the Scuderia Ferrari, Mattia Binotto, commented: “As was hinted a few days ago, we are making changes in the technical part of the organization to accelerate the design and development of the car’s performance. It was needed a change of direction to define clear lines of responsibility and work processes, while reaffirming the company’s faith in its group of technical talent.
The department led by Enrico Cardile will be able to count on the experience of Rory Byrne and renowned engineers such as David Sánchez. It will be the cornerstone of car development.
We believe that Ferrari’s staff is of the highest level and we have nothing to envy of our main competitors, but we had to make a decisive change, raising the bar in terms of the responsibilities of department heads.
We have said this several times, but it is worth repeating: we have begun to lay the foundations for a process that should lead to a new and lasting winning cycle. It will take some time and we will experience setbacks like the ones we are experiencing right now in terms of results and performance. However, we must react to these shortcomings with strength and determination to get back on top of this sport as soon as possible. This is what we all want and what our fans around the world expect from us, “said the head of Ferrari.
Scuderia Ferrari is currently fifth in the Constructors’ Championship with 27 points. Its maximum rival, the Mercedes team is the leader and surpasses it by 94 units.