Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been making further changes at the team after Marco Mattiacci's appointment.
Montezemolo has told Mattiacci and the team that it is time to “step up a gear in the work of the Gestione Sportiva” – for which Mattiacci is responsible – and as a result, an article on the Ferrari website says: 'These words have been transformed into actions, which have made the decision making process even more immediate, with the aim of optimising the work and the direction of development taken by the engineers in Maranello in real time'.
The article says Montezemolo has been taking a hands-on approach to work within the team on a day-to-day basis and has focused on “elimating intermediate stages and bureaucracy” to help the team improve more quickly.
'He has asked for an immediate overhaul and streamlining of internal processes, eliminating intermediate stages and bureaucracy in order to be more flexible and efficient when it comes to the decision making process,' the article read.
Ferrari also says it has requested its suppliers deliver an even quicker turnaround on new parts in order to help the team develop the F14 T as quickly as possible after starting the season well off the pace of Mercedes.
Fernando Alonso's third place in China was the team's first podium of the year, with Ferrari currently fourth in the constructors' championship.