Mattiacci establishes Ferrari action plan
29 May 2014 – New Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci says he is close to making his first serious changes since taking on the role, having spent the past month and a half assessing the brand's Formula 1 operation.
Mattiacci, who formerly headed up the Italian car maker's North American arm, stepped up to replace Stefano Domenicali in mid-April after a challenging start to the season which has so far yielded just one podium finish.
He has been supported by President Luca di Montezemolo in his quest to turn the team's fortunes around.
"In the last six weeks we did a very thorough assessment of the opportunities to improve in the short-term and the areas that require a medium- to long-term approach to bring Ferrari back to the very highest competitive level," said Mattiacci.
"I'm not going to disclose publically which areas we need to improve, but it's clear that we need to take some action towards improving the working methodology, organisation and making the Scuderia faster, not only on the track, but also in terms of decisions and processes."
Although Mattiacci says he is pleased with his current workforce, he has reiterated his desire to strengthen.
"We have a lot of assets and good people, but if in the market there are people that can bring a strong added value to the team, we will definitely go for it," he said.
"There is no entity that can stay the same, we need to improve organisational changes and bring people from the outside. Everybody is doing this. It's not only Ferrari."