Scuderia Ferrari continue to have the will to win according to Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne. The Italian commented by saying:
The team is giving its all and has a great will to win. “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.” At the end of a season that was far from easy, the bosses at the Scuderia are, above all, thinking and looking to the year to come. “There are still many things missing,” added the President, “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 organizational change was also partly made to bring some calm. Put in the work and the results will come.
The Prancing Horse endured a tough 2016 season finishing the year in third place in the championship on 398 points failing to win a race.
Speaking at a Christmas media event, team principal Maurizio Arrivabene commented by saying:
you have been very patient and we will do our utmost not to disappoint you” – and in replying to questions from the journalists, he immediately dismissed those who would describe Sebastian Vettel as being “demotivated.” “With Vettel and Raikkonen we have two world champions on our books. Sebastian was here yesterday, working in the simulator and he repeated the fact that he wants to win with Ferrari. It’s up to us to give them a car capable of doing that.
Ferrari Chief Technical Officer Mattia Binotto commented by saying:
There are so many changes to the rules relating to aerodynamics. We will see cars that are much quicker through the corners, under acceleration and in braking. There is nothing to say that we here in Maranello cannot build such a car…It’s just a matter of time. What we lacked on occasions this year was the ability to react quickly. We must be able to introduce new solutions before the others do.