Ferrari is not in need of a “revolution” within its team in order to lift itself back into contention in Formula 1, according to the championship’s Managing Director, Ross Brawn.
Ferrari has endured a difficult opening half to the 2020 season and currently sitting sixth in the Championship standings.
The Italian outfit’s car, the SF1000, has lacked overall pace, leaving race drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel struggling to make the top 10 positions.
Last time out at Mugello, where Ferrari celebrated its 1000th grand prix, Leclerc and Vettel crossed the line in low-scoring points positions.
“Ferrari were anticipating a difficult weekend heading to Mugello, and while Charles Leclerc’s snatched an impressive fifth in qualifying – he didn’t have any pace in the race and quickly went backwards,” Brawn wrote in his post-race column.
“Team-mate Sebastian Vettel didn’t have better fortune.
“I’ve been fortunate to see a large part of Ferrari’s 1000 races, including of course a memorable period working there.”
Brawn, who was part of Ferrari’s dominance in the early 2000s, believes that recruiting further engineering talent may be necessary, but doesn’t see the need for a full restructure.
“I have fond memories of my time at Maranello,” he said. “We enjoyed a lot of success, but only after several tough years putting the building blocks in place.
“Ferrari have a lot of work ahead of them to return to the front. A kneejerk reaction never solves a problem.
“A structured plan is needed – and the time given for it to come together. The team may need strengthening, but it doesn’t need a revolution.”
Ferrari undertook a slight restructure of its organisation in the wake of the opening three races, creating a new Performance Development department headed by Enrico Cardile, as other senior figures remained in their respective roles.