Mattiacci to wield the axe as new blood arrives at Ferrari

Marco Mattiacci

Marco Mattiacci

Ferrari have floored the throttle in their push to emerge from one of their famous ‘slumps’, with reports of sweeping and significant changes in the pipeline as a host of new technical boffins arrive at Maranello.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that, in the last few days, ten new engineers started work at Maranello, including three engine experts from dominant Mercedes.

The report also claims Ferrari has successfully wooed three aerodynamicists from reigning quadruple world champion Red Bull, as well as a simulation expert.

“I have ordered a strong discontinuity on the technical side,” team boss Marco Mattiacci is quoted as having said.

And the head of Ferrari’s engine design, Luca Marmorini, is expected to roll.

“I do not name names,” Mattiacci insisted, “but we are redesigning our organisation.”

Eric Boullier, also pushing to end fellow grandee McLaren’s struggle, predicted a long recovery for the fabled Maranello outfit.

“It will take them a lot of time to get back on top. Why? I’ll keep that to myself,” the Frenchman is quoted by Italiaracing. (GMM)