Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri admits his F1 team is "in a hollow" and admits it will be difficult to change things before 2022 as there is "no silver bullet".
The Italian side are going through a dismal 2020 season and are currently in sixth place in the constructors' championship, 17 points behind Renault and just 13 points ahead of AlphaTauri.
The situation improved slightly last weekend with a double finish in the points, but the two drivers of the Italian team have mainly managed to take advantage of the race facts and the many withdrawals to finish in the top ten [only twelve cars on arrival].
“Look, we're in a trough now, and we know we're in a trough. " Louis Camilleri said last weekend in the Grand Prix of Tuscany, quoted by Crash.net.
“It's a confluence of factors, but anything I say will be an excuse. And we have no excuses. "
“So what matters is to focus on the problems we have and to work hard with determination to get back to what we see as our rightful place. "
With limited possibilities to take development forward ahead of a regulatory review in 2022 and with the chassis and engine frozen next year, Camilleri admitted it would be "difficult" for Ferrari to significantly improve its competitiveness. short term.
“I mean realistically it's going to be difficult. In Formula 1, we always fight against time, both on the track and in development, and there are no quick fixes. "
“So we're going to take time. Hopefully with a little more flexibility in the rules next year, we can at least raise our level to where we are. "
“Mercedes… Hats off to them, they have done an incredible job and we will see in 2022 with the new regulations if that creates a reset. This is our hope. "
Once again, the CEO of the Italian brand has confirmed that Ferrari does not intend to leave the premier class, despite all the rumors that emerge from certain media every time the team is in difficulty, especially as Ferrari signed the new Concorde agreements recently, which commits it at least until 2025.
“I think Ferrari and Formula 1 are kind of hip-related. How to imagine Formula 1 without Ferrari? Or the opposite? "
“We've been here forever and we're the only team. Others come and go. And yes, history also creates pressure. We are therefore impatiently awaiting the next thousand [Grands Prix]. "