Marco Mattiacci says he wants to improve Ferrari off the track in order to help increase performance on it.
The new team principal has been in the job for three races having replaced Stefano Domenicali just prior to the Chinese Grand Prix. In that time, Mattiacci says he has been looking at where he needs to make immediate changes but stressed the organisational side of Ferrari needs to progress if the team wants to be challenging for championships again in the future.
“At the moment within the last six weeks we did a very thorough assessment about which are the opportunities to improve in the short term and which are the areas that deserve a medium or long-term approach in order to bring back Ferrari to the highest competitive level,” Mattiacci said.
“For obvious reasons I'm not going to disclose these publically about which are the areas that we need to work, but it's clear I think that we need to make some action towards improving the working methodology of the whole organisation to make the Scuderia faster not only on track but in also in terms of the decisional process. That's what I can anticipate.”
And Mattiacci said he was willing to bring in new personnel from outside the team but stressed his approach was no different from any of Ferrari's rivals.
“We have a lot of assets, we have a lot of good people and I believe that if in the market there are people that can bring a strong added value to the team we will definitely go for it. There is no entity that can stay the same, we need to improve. To make organisational changes, to bring people in from outside, that's normal. Everyone is doing this, it's not only Ferrari.”
Fernando Alonso finished fourth in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday - over 20 seconds behind third-placed Daniel Ricciardo - while Kimi Raikkonen failed to score after picking up a puncture and colliding with Kevin Magnussen.