Italian blogger Leo Turrini, who is famously very close to proceedings at Scuderia Ferrari, reflects on the Maranello team’s technical department restructure, in the latest post published by Leo Turrini on his quotidiano.net blog:
“On Friday 26th, Ferrari will present the team’s new Grand Prix structure online. Later in March, the curtain will be raised on the SF21 car.
Mattia Binotto has already confirmed that he will be less present on the track. This is motivated by the need to follow the technical development “in house”, with projection on the mythical project of 2022. I don’t know.
This means that, in the paddock, the Frenchman Laurent Mekies will be the one who governs the Reds. And it is no coincidence that he has already diverted to the Spaniard Rueda the duties of sports director, in short, the attention to sports regulations.
Mekies will be helped by the engineer Toninalli and the technicians assigned to Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, respectively the Spaniard Marcos (I think that’s how it’s written) and the Italian Adami, for a long time Seb’s trusted man. Then there is good news for the KGB: the operational responsibilities of Luca Bugia Colajanni, The Revenant in Leonardo Di Caprio style, are increasing.
The spirit of Ginone Rosato hangs over everything and everyone, and he knows much more than he pretends not to know. At the “project” level, new people from outside are planned to come in, but not in the immediate future. Some negotiations have already been concluded.
For the moment, Cardile, Sanchez and Montecchi have been confirmed in the chassis and aerodynamics departments. The staff directed by Gualtieri is working on the revision of the power unit. Doing worse than the 2020 engine is practically impossible, and perhaps this also applies to the overall performance of the single-seater.
“To those who ask me how my new car will be, I answer by pointing out the collaborators who stand by me: I make bread with the flour I have”.
(Enzo Ferrari, February 1981).”