Mattiacci: Ferrari will be 'different team' in 2015
8 July 2014 – Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci says he is preparing a "different" outfit for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
The Scuderia has taken only one podium so far this year, courtesy of Fernando Alonso finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix, just days after Stefano Domenicali had resigned as team boss.
Mattiacci is now looking to stamp his mark on the Maranello-based outfit with changes afoot planned.
"I don't have to make any announcements," he told reporters at Silverstone. "The best announcements are results, those are the best announcements that a team can make.
"We are definitely working to improve because today we were sixth, but the other side of the coin is that we are not happy to be sixth. The weekend was sweet and bitter, with a lot of emotion and positive things, but we are not happy to be sixth.
"Starting from here we need to prepare a different team for 2015. But do we need to do an announcement? No, I don't think we need to do an announcement. Do we need continuous improvement? Yes. That is our position and we don't have to make any announcement at the moment."
Looking to the rest of this season, Mattiacci added that the squad needs to show the same "extremely aggressive mentality" that Alonso demonstrated in the British Grand Prix itself.
"Fernando lived up to our expectations, pulling off some memorable overtaking moves. I think that, with fewer problems and without the penalty for his start position, he could have got better than sixth.
"His great climb up the order was yet more proof of his extremely aggressive mentality, which is exactly what we must demonstrate for the rest of the season."