Is the traditional Italian racing team 2020 again a top contender for titles in Formula 1? When it comes to Austrian former Formula One racing driver Gerhard Berger, the Maranello team has a disadvantage – due to personnel.
Scuderia Ferrari is not a top favorite at the Formula 1 World Championship 2020 – at least when it comes to Gerhard Berger: “I see an advantage at Red Bull and Mercedes” said the long-time driver (from 1984 to 1997 at Ferrari, McLaren, Benetton among others), as reported by Motorsport-Total.com. The main disadvantage of the Scuderia is that it has personnel: Mattia Binotto. The Ferrari team boss is “a super nice guy”, however: “I personally believe that it doesn’t work if someone does team management, technology and politics” – Currently, Mattia Binotto has all these roles with the Italians – which creates problems.
Other teams would distribute the responsibilities and responsibilities more evenly, usually even among three people. “There is usually a great technician, like Adrian Newey at Red Bull or Andy Cowell at Mercedes” – Gerhard Berger added. Another is responsible for the operation, “Christian Horner (team leader of Red Bull, editor’s note) makes it perfect.” Then there is someone who “overrides politics and strategy. Christian Horner does it perfectly. That makes Mercedes Wolff perfect, or Marko Red Bull.” – he explained.
Berger: memories of times with Schumi, Todt and Brawn
Gerhard Berger’s suggestion: Ferrari should be based on the past. “If you look at Ferrari’s successful time, there were also Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne. And then there was Michael Schumacher.”
Mattia Binotto has been promoted from engine engineer for the Ferrari test team to chief engineer for the Formula 1 racing team since 1995, became technical director in 2016 and then team boss in January 2019 as the successor to Maurizio Arrivabene – a reason why the Swiss was more closely involved in the development of the Ferrari is.