Stefano Domenicali was warned that there may be no quick fix to Ferrari's current problems as the team seeks to make up the ground lost in the opening three rounds of the season.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have yet to take a podium finish in 2011 which leaves Ferrari currently 55 points behind Red Bull in the constructors championship as a result.
President Luca di Montezemolo has already said that the current level of performance isn't good enough [See separate story HERE
] after Ferrari failed to deliver on the promise shown in pre-season testing, with an upgrade fitted to the 150° Italia prior to the Australian Grand Prix failing to have the desired effect on performance.
Having returned to work in Maranello as Ferrari seeks to make the most of the three-week break before the Turkish Grand Prix next month, Domenicali agreed that changes needed to be made although he insisted it wasn't a case of simply 'waving a magic wand' to put the current problems right.
"This championship has not started the way we would have wanted or hoped for," he was quoted by ESPN
. "Our car definitely needs to improve its performance, especially in qualifying. We must work very hard over the coming weeks, especially on the aerodynamics.
“We know our problems can't be solved by waving a magic wand, all in one go, especially as our rivals are not going to sit around twiddling their thumbs: all the same, we need to take a step in the right direction, right from the next race."