Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed suggestions from sections of the team's legendary tifosi
that he needs to explore means of getting Ross Brawn back to Maranello.
Part of the 'dream team', along with Jean Todt, Rory Byrne et al
, that guided Michael Schumacher to five successive drivers' titles, the Briton went on to achieve honours of his own when Jenson Button took the eponymous Brawn GP team to a 2009 title double, but is currently struggling to guide Mercedes - which bought out his team ahead of the 2010 campaign - into the fight for race wins.
Despite that, the fanatical Italian fans let di Montezemolo know their views as Fernando Alonso was denied victory on home soil by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, only for the veteran Ferrari man - and rumoured prime minister candidate - to counter their suggestions.
"The management of the team will remain unchanged," he insisted to Corriere della Sera
at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where the Prancing Horse unveiled its 458 Spider, "There are some small repairs to make, but it is not related to the key positions.
"The hiring of Ross Brawn has been proposed, but surely it can be seen how hard he has had it at Mercedes. We have chosen the path of stability, [but] should I be sorry? No, because we are always among the protagonists. Instead, the abolition of testing has penalised us strongly, as ours is a culture of the mechanical, unlike the English [culture of] aerodynamics."
The dismissal of Brawn as a solution comes just days after di Montezemolo ruled out replacing current team principal Stefano Domenicali or pursuing Red Bull designer Adrian Newey to shore up a squad that has recorded just a single victory in 2011 and won nothing on a season since Kimi Raikkonen's drivers' title in 2007.
"Stefano has all my commitment," he told the BBC
during the Monza weekend, "He has a big commitment to deliver and so he will be very busy.
"I have a big opinion of Newey, but I am pleased and happy with my technicians. I am also absolutely confident that, with all respect to Newey, we can have a very competitive car new year because I know my people. I am pleased to have what I think is the best driver in the world, that is Fernando and I'm pleased to see a good reaction from Felipe in the second half of the season. I'm very happy that my team management is so confident and I look forward that it will deliver. Next year, I hope to make a condition to win again the championship."