OCTOBER 28, 2016
Arrivabene needs help running Ferrari says Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has advised Ferrari to install an 'advisor' to help Maurizio Arrivabene run the great Italian team.
Having failed to win a title since 2007, the Maranello marque targeted the championship this year but instead fell behind second-placed team Red Bull.
So Pino Allievi, arguably the most respected Italian journalist, asked F1 supremo Ecclestone what ingredient he thinks the sport's most famous team is missing.
"Ferrari has all the ingredients it needs to win the championship," the 85-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport, "from drivers to all the technical support.
"Perhaps we are talking about a personnel problem.
"I saw a similar situation when I suggested that Ferrari should hire Jean Todt," Ecclestone continued, referring to the early 90s.
"It was not easy, because they preferred to have an Italian boss. But I believe this is what Ferrari is missing.
"And I'm not saying someone to replace Arrivabene, but rather someone who can support him in daily operations," he added.