Formula 1 chief Ross Brawn says the Ferrari team does need strengthening but believes a “revolution” is not required return to winning ways.

Ferrari is enduring a woeful 2020 campaign and currently occupies a lowly sixth place in the constructors’ championship, leading its CEO Louis Camilleri to admit the team is stuck “in a hole” with little hope of improving its fortunes before 2022.

Although the Italian outfit scored points for the first time in two races, it had another disappointing showing at the Tuscan Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc finished eighth and Sebastian Vettel took 10th at Ferrari’s 1000th grand prix at Mugello.

Despite coming under increasing pressure to explain the loss in performance this year amid its awful run of form, Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto has been told his job is not under threat, with Camilleri insisting stability is required in order to turn things around.

Brawn, who was one of the masterminds behind Ferrari’s run of title success with Michael Schumacher from 2000-04, urged the Scuderia against any “knee-jerk” reactions.

Writing in his latest post-race column, Brawn said: “I’ve been fortunate to see a large part of Ferrari’s 1000 races, including of course a memorable period working there.

“I have fond memories of my time at Maranello. We enjoyed a lot of success, but only after several tough years putting the building blocks in place.

“Ferrari have a lot of work ahead of them to return to the front. A knee-jerk reaction never solves a problem. A structured plan is needed – and the time given for it to come together.

“The team may need strengthening, but it doesn’t need a revolution.”

 

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