Just yesterday we were discussing about the evanescence of Ferrari’s key figures John Elkann and Louis Camilleri and about the wrong way Maranello handles the blames (click here to read our considerations).
Today, rumors coming from Italy suggest major pawns may move on the Scuderia’s chessboard.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has indeed claimed to have received white-hot rumors. Ferrari’s chairman John Elkann has reportedly found a name to replace current team principal Mattia Binotto. One of the worst starts to a championship in recent history for Maranello has probably shaken the team up indeed.
According to Corriere, the big bosses have found Binotto as the main cause for this catastrophic campaign (so far),and looked around for a new team principal.
The solution came with the name of Antonello Coletta. Born in 1967 in Rome, Antonello was hired by Maranello in 1997 as coordinator for the Ferrari Challenge, and in 2014 he put his hands on Corse Clienti.
Those rumors call out this weekend’s Hungarian GP as the last resort for Mattia Binotto: the car has to perform or the damage may be unfixable.
It’s easy said, less easy done. For sure the SF1000 should suffer less the lack of speed caused by its massive drag, and more updates should reshape the car a bit. But to expect a huge step forward in a matter of days is just silly.
Furthermore, even assuming Coletta will join the team and manage it better than Binotto, it won’t change the results dramatically: the SF1000 has a bad project behind, Sebastian Vettel would leave the team anyway at the end of 2020, and a huge part of the development is frozen for 2021 as well.