Mattia Binotto: ‘Sacking people won’t make a car go faster’

Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto is certain that sacking employees is not the solution to the threats faced by the team.

After a lot of speculations in media and among fans, Mattia Binotto on an interview with Ferrari clearly said, “It’s not by sacking people that you make a car go faster”. So, what lies ahead for Ferrari?”

The year 2020 is indeed turning out to be a dreadful year. Even Scuderia Ferrari is facing the axe of 2020. The Italian giants had a very tough campaign this year. Their new SF1000 is falling apart and it looks like, Mercedes’ Black Arrow is way ahead. “After 3 races, it’s clear that we are in worse shape than we expected,” admits Binotto. He added, “We need to react without delay.” The Principal of Ferrari believes that they need to revise the project and they need to change certain things in order to bring back the glory days of Ferrari.

The principal of the team, Binotto is a team player. He bags his team and motivates his teammates to do better and also believes that they require to turn things around. “We have to step up a gear to turn things around, both in short and in the long term. It might ask be necessary to look at our organization to improve and strengthen our working methods where the need is greatest,” he suggests.

According to his words, it’s clear that Ferrari is not only thinking about their present condition but also keeping an eye for the future as he said, “We have started out a long process that should lead to another winning cycle.” The company wants to find the root cause of this and wants to start working on it. Binotto further said, “We need to understand the dynamic that led to this situation”. According to him, “We won’t be surprised if there’s a complete new look of Ferrari at the next grand prix.”

Binotto finds it ‘amusing’ to hear that the company is going to fire people and that’s when he took a dig and said that, “It’s not by sacking people that you can make a car go faster”.

Binotto also addresses the problem Ferrari is facing. He said, “We are lacking speed on the straights, lacking speed on cornering. Overall, the car has to be improved in all the areas. It’s simple as that. It’s not something that a simple trick will address it, or a simple solution or package. It will take time. How long? I don’t have the answer”.

While Binotto is asking for time, the fans of Ferrari are getting frustrated. To address the fans, Binotto said, “Patience is required”.

Now it’s time to see whether Binotto and his team find a solution first or the fans end up losing their patience before that.


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