CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ferrari Sergio Marchione acknowledged that the Italian team did not give the result in 2016 because of his own mistakes.
Sergio said that he needed immediately to carry out structural changes in the team after he was replaced as President of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo in October 2014.
In 2015 Ferrari produced three wins with the efforts of Sebastian Vettel, and experts expect that in 2016, Ferrari will compete with the Mercedes.
However, the 2016 turned out to be disastrous for the Italian team: she not only impose struggle Mercedes, but missed ahead of Red Bull Racing in the constructors ‘ championship.
“I started to make changes to the team too late, said Marchione in a press conference at the event Detroit Motor Show. – If I intervened in the work of the team in 2015, then in 2016, maybe we’d get a different result.
Mercedes? This team has done a great job. These guys are very strong. We need to concentrate on the goal to catch up with Mercedes”.
Also Sergio is in no hurry to make forecasts for the season 2017.
“At Christmas the team had only two days off. Staff work wear. Apparently, we have designed a good car, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves and see how it will show itself on the track. We, in turn, do everything possible to improve in the area of aerodynamics and engine power,” said Marchione.
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