Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says there are “no silver bullets” for the manufacturer and has warned it will take many years before it returns to challenging for titles.
Ferrari finished runner-up to Mercedes in the championship across 2017, 2018 and 2019, taking multiple wins each season, but has faltered in 2020.
Its recalcitrant SF1000 lacks aerodynamic prowess while its engine performance has also been subdued, in the wake of a private settlement with governing body the FIA.
It heads to the first of three home events, this weekend behind held at Monza, only fifth in the standings, a mere two points in front of Renault.
“The entire team is responsible [for the situation], myself as Team Principal first.
“Am I the right man or not [for the job], [it is] not myself to answer.
“How long it will take? I think if you look back in all the winning cycles that have been set, it’s always many years, there are no silver bullets in F1. Patience and stability is required.”
Binotto nonetheless added that he will be “curious” to see how Formula 1’s new Technical Directive on engine modes will play out at Monza.
“It’s a circuit where power performance is important, certainly where we are not the best,” said Binotto.
“It may affect some of the teams. I will be curious to see how much, which team, I think it will be interesting in that respect.
“It’s a circuit which has high power sensitivity, especially [if] it changes a bit the balance of competitiveness in the quali itself, and we know how important it is to start ahead, as when you are in traffic it is always more difficult as well to make the car work.”