Several Ferrari members – team principal Stefano Domenicali and driver Felipe Massa – have already admitted the poor performance of the F60 this season, combined with some disastrous strategic picks in Malaysia. However, Di Montezemolo argued the team will bounce back, as they are the same staff that brought the Scuderia 2 world titles in the last couple of years.
He also admitted Ferrari will have to play “catch up” this season, as their car is obviously lacking performance. Once everyone understands that, it would make for a good base to start progress for the upcoming events.
“It would be a euphemism to say people here were very angry, but these same people are also very determined to react. I brought with me a monk's hood to make everyone understand that we have to tackle this season with humility and made the point that I don't want to find us on some sort of TV comedy video programme after each race,” said the Italian official.
“Our discussions are held in the locker room, as was the case in the days of Todt and [Ross] Brawn, when we were going through particularly tough times. The team remains united and I have every confidence in it. I know that this group is known for its strong sense of pride and that will help us get out of this situation,” added Di Montezemolo.