“But the hypothesis of a return to Maranello remains a baseless gossip.”
Asked to rate Binotto’s work and achievements since the latter took over the responsibility of the Scuderia from his predecessor Maurizio Arrivabene, Domenicali was complimentary of the Swiss engineer.
“I am convinced that he did a good job both as technical director and as team principal, in a role where he learned quickly and demonstrated skill and balance,” said the Italian.
“A lot of energy was spent last year on the management of the drivers.
“The champions do not always respect the orders of the team, especially if they are two in pursuit of their ambitions.
“On the other hand, they are at the center of the stage and this determines an exposed front, a continuous attention behind the scenes.
“We need a competitive car,” he concluded. “All other problems are less important.”
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