Toto Wolff suggested that Ferrari is paying for “decisions” made in recent years by “certain members” of the team, following its poor performance in 2020.
Ferrari, which reached a private settlement with the FIA over its 2019 engine in February, has struggled for overall pace in the delayed 2020 campaign.
The marque holds only fifth in the Constructors’ Championship and if it fails to improve it would mark its worst classification since the 1981 season.
Ferrari dominated the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix weekend, finishing 1-2 in each session, but this year has failed to even move into the top 10.
Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel qualified 13th and 14th respectively, ahead of only Alfa Romeo, Haas and Williams, which between them have only three points in 2020.
“Ferrari is an iconic brand and they should be racing at the very front,” said Wolff.
“It’s not good for Formula 1, not good for the competition at the front and I very much feel for all the Tifosi for this lack of performance.
“But at the end, one must question the priorities that have been set in recent times and where the lack of performance comes from.
“Overall, nobody from the fans and the Ferrari people, deserve such a result.
When asked to clarify what he meant by ‘priorities’, Wolff said: “It’s wrong to say Ferrari’s priorities because that drags Ferrari and everybody at Ferrari into this.
“It’s maybe the decisions that have been made within the team from certain members of the team.”