Mattiacci denies Ferrari approached Newey
23 May 2014 – Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci has denied making an approach for Red Bull's Adrian Newey.
Sections of the media suggested that Ferrari had tabled an offer for design guru Newey to make the switch to Maranello, prompting him to commit his immediate future to Red Bull ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
But when quizzed in Monte-Carlo, Mattiacci commented: "[Did] I invite Adrian Newey to work at Ferrari? No."
Mattiacci went on to reaffirm his belief in the Ferrari workforce, but says major progress is required.
"We know we need to have a continuous improvement every race and that's the way we are working," he said.
"We have a lot of assets, very positive people, drivers... but definitely there is the need to improve dramatically."