New technical structure brings 'calm' to Ferrari


Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says the new technical structure at the team was designed to "bring some calm" to Maranello.

James Allison left Ferrari in July, being replaced as chief technical officer by Mattia Binotto. Having started 2016 with the target of fighting for the championship until the end of the season, last year has been viewed as a disappointment for Ferrari as it failed to win a race but Marchionne says he wouldn't change any of the team's recent decisions.

"The team is giving its all and has a great will to win," Marchionne said. "We have restructured and I prefer to look to the future in a different way. I don’t regret the choices made, they were well thought out, so there’s no need to change ideas."

And while acknowledging there is still work needed to ensure Ferrari is at full strength, Marchionne says the recent changes in the technical department have been designed to deliver a better way of working.

"There are still many things missing, but the team is the team and it was put in place over a period of years and we’re not about to change it now.

"Our working practice is already different to what it was back in August, which is when Mattia Binotto took over the reins. The organisational change was also partly made to bring some calm. Put in the work and the results will come."

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