Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says he knows what direction the team needs to take in order to improve its prospects.
Mattiacci, who took over just before China, has spent the past two months finding his way into the job. He gave the assembled team his thoughts before the Austrian GP.
“After Canada it was important to get together and talk and to clear the air and to let them understand there is a clear direction that we want to take,” he explained. “And we have an understanding about which are our weaknesses, and there is a leadership that is working to fill up those weaknesses. In terms of the master plan or the strategic plan, I think the key points I would like to keep for ourselves. I would not give further advantage to our competitors.”
Meanwhile Mattiacci said that Luca di Montezemolo’s recent call for a meeting of interested parties to discuss F1’s future has been well received.
“There are a lot of teams that are aligning themselves to our position, that there is a need to improve the overall appeal of F1, and to have a broader audience for obvious reasons. I think those are the reactions that we wanted. I have attended the F1 Commission meeting and I think that letter, or those words, are having an affect. We have a lot of the teams that are on our same position.”