Ferrari supremo John Elkann has accepted that his team’s performance in the 2020 season was not acceptable. The Italian outfit finished sixth in the Constructors’ Championship last year and Elkann said it was time to rebuild the team.
“A great past does not necessarily mean a great present and a great future. We must start again with humility,” Elkann said in a meeting with financial analysts according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Ferrari CEO outrightly accepted that the team needs to improve to maintain the lofty standards it has set. He said the focus was to work with humility.
“We are not satisfied with our current results in Formula 1. We will work with humility and dedication to change them,” Elkann said.
New recruit Carlos Sainz joined up with the team at Fiorano last week. He was seen driving a Ferrari F1 car for the first time. Charles Leclerc also tested for a day in the SF71-H.
Elkann was seen having a stern discussion with both his drivers and team principal Mattia Binotto.