According to the new CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali, Ferrari must pull out all the stops. He thinks that if Ferrari is not competitive again, they could lose top talent Charles Leclerc.
Ferrari not in a strong period
“If Leclerc has a competitive car in the short term, Ferrari has nothing to fear. Then they won’t lose him”, Domenicali tells La Gazzeto Dello Sport. If Ferrari again arrives with a bad car, it could be a problem. “He could lose confidence and momentum just like that.
In addition, Domenicali is not surprised that Sebastian Vettel had a dramatic season. “For Vettel it was obviously a tough year. Imagine you are four times world champion and even before the start of the season you hear that you will no longer be driving for the team next year. That’s terrible”, concludes Domenicali.
Taking over the baton from Carey
Stefano Domenicali was Ferrari’s team boss from 2008 to 2014 and he was the last team boss to win a world title with the Scuderia. From 1 January 2021, he will succeed Chase Carey as CEO of Formula 1.