Ferrari Boss Praises One-Man-Show Adrian Newey
And team principal Stefano Domenicali is the first to reckon it, saying that there will be at least 3 big rivals Ferrari will have to face when going to work next season.
“2010 was a fierce season and 2011 will be even more so,” opinionated Domenicali in a recent interview with Italy's La Repubblica.
“Because besides Red Bull, which has won and will therefore start as favourite, McLaren will be back strong as it's always been up front and (Lewis) Hamilton is an exceptional driver. I also expect Mercedes to be up there: it has invested too much to afford another season like the last one.”
As far as reigning world champions Red Bull are concerned, Domenicali admitted that the Milton Keynes-based squad has a head start thanks to the services of one of the greatest car designers of all time, Adrian Newey. However, a solution to counteract that is to ensure great teamwork within the Maranello factory. Joint efforts from "excellent number twos" can do the trick just as well, argued Domenicali.
“(...) There's only a single one-man-show remaining: Adrian Newey. As for the rest, at every level, there are teams with excellent number twos and number threes coordinated by excellent people. So I think the real challenge is to form people and groups: only this way you can win; only this way a new era will begin.”