Christmas is always a good time to look back at the season that has just ended, immerse yourself in deep reflections and project yourself into the new year. With the regulatory changes that we are about to experience in 2022, this latter aspect is even more interesting for all those who have a burning desire to get back into the game at higher levels.
Among these – and it is certainly no secret – there is also Scuderia Ferrari, as the Maranello team wants to leave behind too many unproductive years and far from struggles for what really matters. In 2021, the Italian side proved to have reversed a trend that had led it to the abyss only a few months earlier, but now they need a flash of other times to seize the wonderful opportunity brought by the new single-seaters.
Cesare Fiorio, former sporting director at Maranello from 89 to 91, is also convinced of this: “In 2021 a great improvement was made, as evidenced by the third place in the constructors’ standings: it is a great achievement, because apart from Mercedes and Red Bull, all the others were very competitive” – explained the Italian manager in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport – “The drivers are both very good: Charles Leclerc deadly on the flying lap, Carlos Sainz with a great race pace, and it didn’t surprise me. But they did a total of eight accidents with damage, which was a handicap ”. – he added.
“Now the rules are changing, and as always it is a question of making the most of the gray areas – added Cesare Fiorio – In the past when the rules changed drastically there have always been those who invented flat floors, or other innovative ideas, who were able to find a gimmick, they have always been the designers of the best teams. Ferrari has a tradition that should enable it to create something innovative and superior to what others will do. The progression shown between 2020 and 2021 gives us hope “. – the former Ferrari sporting director concluded.