Ferrari structural technical changes will all be for naught

Aldo Costa laughs as he continues to help Mercedes destroy Ferrari
Aldo Costa laughs as he continues to help Mercedes destroy Ferrari

Ferrari have made structural changes to their technical operations in the wake of their poor start to the 2020 season – saying "decisive" action was needed in order to improve their fortunes.

Ferrari say the changes will create 'a chain of command that is more focused and simplified and provides the heads of each department the necessary powers to achieve their objectives'.

"As hinted at a few days ago, we are making changes to the technical side of the organisation so as to speed up the design and development on the car performance front," said team boss Mattia Binotto.

"A change of direction was needed to define clear lines of responsibility and working processes, while reaffirming the company's faith in its technical talent pool.

"The department run by Enrico Cardile will be able to count on the experience of Rory Byrne and established engineers such as David Sanchez. It will be the cornerstone of the car's development."

"We believe Ferrari personnel are of the highest level and we have nothing to envy about our main competitors in this respect, but we had to make a decisive change, raising the bar in terms of the responsibilities of the department heads," he said.

"We have said it several times, but it's worth repeating: we have started to lay the foundations of a process which should lead to a new and enduring winning cycle.

Binotto shuffling people around is barking up the wrong tree
Binotto shuffling people around is barking up the wrong tree

"It will take some time and we will suffer setbacks like the one we are experiencing right now in terms of results and performance. However, we must react to these shortcomings with strength and determination to get back to being at the very top of this sport as soon as possible. This is what we all want and what our fans all over the world expect of us."

People think Byrne was the technical brains behind Ferrari's huge success with Michael Schumacher in the early 2000s and has continued to consult for the team, but in fact it was Aldo Costa who was the real brains behind the Ferrari success back in those days and never took credit because that is just the way he is – prefers to remain out of the limelight. Costa moved to Mercedes and that team has had the best cars ever since.

Aldo Costa is the best designer F1 has ever had, and now working on special projects for Mercedes from his home in Italy, is behind the innovations like DAS that keeps Mercedes way ahead of its competition.

So unless Ferrari steals Costa from Mercedes, they will be sucking the German teams exhaust fumes for a very long time.

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