Changing ‘culture of guilt’ put Ferrari back on top

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Changing ‘culture of guilt’ put Ferrari back on top

Ferrari chairman John Elkann says that the Scuderia moved away from a blame tradition to create a crew bond heading into 2022.

The Scuderia targetted a return to successful methods with the introduction of the brand new rules for 2022, however it’s nothing new for Ferrari to set such targets.

And previously, when this has not been achieved, Ferrari has not precisely been probably the most supportive or sympathetic of environments.

Elkann although says that that is not the case and it appears to have carried out the trick, with Ferrari going from midfield leaders to Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship leaders after 4 rounds of the 2022 season.

Requested how Ferrari turned issues round in an interview for the Components 1 web site, Elkann mentioned: “We centered in 2020 on the F1-75 and we entrusted Mattia and the crew to work, regardless of all of the pressures of these years, on this 12 months’s vehicles.

“We modified additionally our tradition, from one among guilt, one among accountability, one among people, to one among crew, making a cohesive atmosphere.

“However extra importantly, excessive ambition, with excessive humility.

“I’m very completely happy, as all our tifosi to see a aggressive Ferrari at the start of the season.”

Changing ‘culture of guilt’ put Ferrari back on top

Carlos Sainz not too long ago signed a contract extension which implies that each he and Charles Leclerc are actually tied down till 2024.

Elkann could be very happy with the line-up, but in addition the crew as a complete, figuring out a serious enchancment within the execution of pit stops.

“We’ve two nice drivers on their very own deserves, however extra importantly they’re a crew,” he mentioned.

“And that’s what’s necessary for Ferrari, and one thing I’m very pleased with personally is to see how far Ferrari as a crew, from our drivers to our engineers and mechanics, have labored nicely collectively.

“Our efficiency on the pit stops, 48% below three seconds in 2020, going as much as 78% in 2021 and this 12 months we’re at 89% and that tells it.”

So, Ferrari are in prime place proper now to style title success for the primary time since 2008, however Elkann is absolutely conscious that the season will not be over after 4 races.

Leclerc has a 27-point benefit over Max Verstappen within the Drivers’ Championship, whereas Ferrari are 11 factors forward of Crimson Bull within the Constructors’.

“We mentioned we’d be aggressive, which we’re, from being aggressive to successful is like going to the moon or going to Mars, extraordinarily troublesome,” Elkann defined.

“We nicely know that championships are gained or misplaced on the final race, or the final lap, and these are the variables we management and [there are] many we don’t, which is why Components 1 is such an thrilling sport and we’re, as Ferrari, so enthusiastic about this problem.”


As for the brand new technology of Components 1 vehicles which have taken to the monitor in 2022, Elkann says the adjustments have introduced the “enjoyable” to Components 1, whereas rising the competitiveness.

So, he’s eager to reward the sequence’ former CEO Chase Carey, and the present CEO, ex-Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali, for the job they’ve carried out.

“I feel it’s nice, I feel it’s fantastic to see the way it’s grow to be enjoyable, that the competitiveness has elevated, that lots of expertise is coming to Components 1,” mentioned Elkann.

“And I credit score Chase Carey and Stefano Domenicali for the nice work they’ve achieved in giving a future to Components 1.”




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