While there are beatings from the press, especially from Ferrari’s home country – the “Corriere dello Sport, for example, writes of “sloppiness” among the reds – the F1 experts are also not very squeamish about the never-ending series of breakdowns at the Scuderia.
Binotto reacted just as clearly to Rosberg’s demand for changes in the team: “We will not change people, that is a direct answer to Rosberg,” explains the Italian. “We have great people, I have no doubt about that. It has also been proven that stability in sport is even more important so that we can improve from day to day and race to race,” Binotto said in front of his employees. “All teams need years of experience to be at the top – and I see no reason why it should be any different for us.”
Rosberg has long since seen the team boss counted: “There are people who say that Binotto is above all a technician. Maybe Ferrari also needs a shared leadership, i.e. someone who runs the business and the people. I don’t know him well enough, but it is clear that a few personnel changes are necessary,” says the German.
His postscript shows how much Ferrari has become a laughing stock again: “When commenting, we’re already waiting for another Ferrari error to happen, because it’s clear that it will come.” At least on Sunday, Rosberg was right.