Mattiacci even more motivated

Sunday 31-August-2014 12:49

Ferrari Team Principal Marco Mattiacci says he is "100 times more motivated" to succeed in his role than when he took over from Stefano Domenicali.

The Italian was appointed ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix after Domenicali resigned following the Bahrain Grand Prix a fortnight earlier.

Speaking to the official Formula One website after last week's Belgian Grand Prix, Matiacci maintains that he is determined to succeed in the role and make Ferrari a F1 force again.

"I am so much more motivated. I've always been 'parachuted in'. In my very brief career journey, overall every two to three years I've always been called in to what is called a 'difficult situation' in order to turn it around. So I am happy that the company is keeping me in that kind of responsibility," Mattiacci told the official F1 website.

"I am so excited. The more I receive criticism, the more my team receives criticism, that's like an energy recovery system - we get more motivation out of it! Every day I get more motivation so I am 100 times more motivated than when I started the job in China."

Mattiacci added that Ferrari is "starting from a very solid platform" as they attempt to get their sometimes misfiring car back to the front of the grid.

"We have a very clear strategy and a very clear timeline. Like all serious managers you have to try to do the utmost to shorten this scenario. But Formula One is not soccer. It's not a case of changing one or two players and the coach and the next season you are winning," he added.

"This is a very competitive environment with the most sophisticated engineering in the world and with great talents to contribute to it. We know that we have a lot of work to do, but we are starting from a very solid platform. I have found incredible assets in this company. We have the most talented couple of drivers, we have a tradition of over 60 years, and an impressive obsession to come back and win."

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