Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has admitted that the Italian car-maker’s Formula One team is in a “hole” which it will struggle to get out of before the new technical regulations come into effect in 2022.
“We’re in a hole now – and we know we’re in a hole. It’s a confluence of factors but anything I say will come across as excuses, and we’re not into excuses,” Camilleri told Sky Sports F1.
Continuing, he said they need to focus on the issues that are negatively affecting the team’s performance and “work hard with determination to get back to what we consider to be our rightful place.”
When asked if he thinks Ferrari could potentially be strong in 2021, Camilleri said, “Realistically it’s going to be tough.
“[In] Formula 1 we are always fighting time – both on the track and in developments – and there’s no magic bullet. So, we’ll take time.
“I’m hoping with a bit more flexibility in the regulations next year we can at least step it up from where we are.
“Mercedes, hats off to them, they’ve done an incredible job, and we’ll see in 2022 with the new regs whether it creates a reset,” he concluded.
Ferrari are currently sixth in the F1 Constructors’ Standings – and with Scuderia AlphaTauri just 13 points behind them, it’s possible they could fall even further down the table over the coming races.
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