Rumors of an internal conflict between members of the Scuderia Ferrari management are starting to make headlines in the Italian media, the very ones that had exposed long before the announcement that Mattia Binotto would replace Maurizio Arrivabene.
Amid the competitive crisis of the Maranello-based team, well-respected Italian journalist Alberto Sabbatini explains that Binotto and designer Simone Resta were "at variance".
"He said to himself that there is friction between Binotto and Resta. We have already seen the emergence of such tensions in the team several years ago, but the difference was that it was happening when everything was going well. "
Sabbatini, the editor of Autosprint, suggests that the solution to such conflicts should be the appointment of a "authoritative person from the outside", citing the 2019 engine case as an example.
"I don't understand why Ferrari didn't use their political clout or some other weapon to deal with the situation and have the opportunity to develop the engine. Todt or Montezemolo would never have allowed it, but instead would have used their charisma and their political weight in recovering part of the handicap suffered. "