Fernando Alonso appeared to be distinctly underwhelmed with this week’s management changes at Ferrari when speaking about it for the first time.Chinese GP, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as team principal of Ferrari in the wake of the disappointing start to the team’s 2014 season.
He will be replaced by high-flying Ferrari road car executive Marco Mattiacci, who will be in China next weekend.Ferrari, Formula 1, Marco Mattiacci, Stefano Domenicali
Stefano Domencali says that Ferrari has a lot of work to do before the next race in Malaysia – and is adamant that there won’t be any allocation of blame between the engine and chassis departments.
“We have a lot of things to do,” he said. “And what we need to do is to go home and make sure that the things that have to be … solved in the group are clear, with a clear responsibility. And then full stop, and no other discussion.Australian GP, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano Domenicali
The red cars also showed good reliability, although they ran a relatively modest number of laps compared with some rivals.Australian GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, Stefano Domenicali
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali says that the team will come first as the Italian outfit tries to manage the interests of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.
“It was a rational choice, based on the need to have an expert driver pairing,” said Domenicali. “With the one aim of it doing well for Ferrari. I hope the track will show that it was the right choice. How will we manage them? Decisions are always carefully considered, but they always have the same aim, which is that the sporting decisions are taken to reach the team’s goals, as the interest of the team always comes before all else. Decisions we have taken in the past have always been reached in this spirit.”Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Stefano Domenicali