Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri says he has "every confidence" in team boss Mattia Binotto despite the team’s poor start to the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Ferrari has endured one of its worst seasons in decades with the Scuderia currently placed sixth in the constructors’ championship.

It saw both of its cars fail to make Q3 at its home race at Monza before Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc failed to finish Sunday’s race.

 

 

Despite its poor form, Camilleri insists he has no intention to replace Binotto and has stressed the need for "stability".

"I have to say I have every confidence in Mattia Binotto and his team," Camilleri told the New York Times. "The results aren't there to prove what I'm saying, but these things take time.

"Regretfully in the past, there has been too much pressure and a history of people being let go. There was somewhat of a revolving-door atmosphere, and I'm putting a stop to that.

"What we need is stability and focus. If you look at Red Bull's period of winning championships, Mercedes today, other than talent, one of the key things they had was stability, and that's something frankly our team has been lacking."

Camilleri cited Ferrari’s decisions in the mid-1990s, where it signed Michael Schumacher alongside Jean Todt and Ross Brawn, and the years it required for the team to return to the top.

"If I look back at the calibre of Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher, Ross Brawn [technical director at the time] and all those guys, it took them six years to get to what they ultimately became -- this phenomenal winning team," he added.

"So I want to ensure that stability remains in place, despite the unbelievable pressure there is on the team, particularly from the Italian media, who are quite brutal at times, calling for heads to roll, but that's not the solution.

"This doesn't mean, however, that we won't consider injecting additional skills and resources into the existing team."

Reflecting on his own future, Binotto admitted himself that he questioned whether he was the right man to lead F1’s most successful team.

"Honestly never, because I know I have the support of my managers,’’ Binotto said in an interview with Corriere della Sera.

"But I questioned myself. I thought about whether I was suitable for the role of team principal."

 

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