New Ferrari boss should be cold-blooded, claims journalist

Published 01/20/2019, 9:54 AM EST


Ferrari dropped a bomb when they announced the sacking of team boss, Maurizio Arrivabene, a mere couple months before the start of the season. They appointed Mattia Binotto in his place, with hopes of a new dawn under him.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Veteran F1 journalist, Jean-Louis Moncet, believes that Binotto will have to be “cold-blooded” at Ferrari in order to succeed.

“The televisions of the whole world are there, the eyes of the whole world are there, so there is no nonsense possible, no possible errors. This is where Mattia Binotto will have to be cold-blooded,” Moncet told the Charles Leclerc Fan Club.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Binotto will be under huge pressure at Ferrari

Ferrari have lost the last five World Championships to Mercedes not won a title since 2008 when they won the Constructors’ Championship and their last drivers’ title came in 2007, when the recently exited, Kimi Raikkonen, won it for them in his debut season with the Scuderia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, Moncet was positive about Binotto and he had valid reasons for the optimism. “He is discreet and that’s why I like him,” he explained. “As for the car, he oversaw the creation and evolution of the 2018 so he knows how to make a good car.”

Ferrari will have a new recruit in Leclerc come March

However, Moncet stressed on a very important factor for Ferrari to succeed again under Binotto. “I remember well how Jean Todt was working at that blessed time when the Scuderia started winning,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“There was absolutely everything to rebuild and for that he worked from 8:00 to 23:30. Will Mattia Binotto have enough time to get there, I do not know.” 

Ferrari do have a very capable team with a four-time world champion in Vettel but the more exciting prospect is in the other car. 21-year-old Charles Leclerc has won titles in each year of his professional racing career and is expected to push his German teammate hard this season.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rahul Venkat

354 articles

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT