Formula 1 | Ferrari: Mekies details ‘very positive period’ for team


After a disastrous 2020 season, Ferrari has opened a new chapter with very good progress. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have signed four podiums and the team play third place in the championship. Laurent Mekies, the sporting director of the Scuderia, looks back on this dazzling progression.

« I think the biggest sign of this rebuilding is that, even in the darkest moments of last year, the team have remained very united. » Mekies says. « We knew we had a huge job to do to turn the situation around and get out of this. »

“But even in these darkest times, the team was very, very strong in sticking together. This year, despite the regulations being very restrictive in the amount of development you could do on the car, we have seen progress, it has given us confidence. « 

Mekies confirms that the team has been going through a virtuous circle since the start of the season: « We made a few more developments to the car, and that put the car in the right direction. It gave a little more confidence again. »

“The atmosphere is fantastic. There is this very strong team spirit that comes from going through such huge hardships last year. There is also this incredible dynamism coming from Carlos and Charles, and that is therefore a very positive period, especially as we are fighting for third place. « 

“But that’s not just that. What is more important is the progress we are able to make and the number of clear weekends we can achieve. We have just had two strong races and we are hoping for it. continue to do so at this level. « 



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