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Human Factor

June 11, 2007 · Posted by staffFerrari
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Well, well, in actual fact there’s no real reason to be too cheerful, after the outcome of the Canadian weekend… in actual fact to cheer me up there are some other things: One of them that I just came back from a weeklong holiday on the Isle of Man, where I went with my motorbike to be present at the TT: the most beautiful and incredible race I’ve ever seen in my whole life. I’m sure that who vaguely knows what I’m talking about here will understand! For sure I will talk again about this issue because – although it might not be completely relevant - it is something that definitely deserves to be deepened. The second thing that cheers me up is that finally I can see some movement inside the blog, with some pleasant new-entries as for example Ianiva and Enzobharath, who I want to welcome officially, but also some comeback, as the one by Morgana. Having said that, I think that Francesco has already summed up the weekend very well; up to the point that I do not need to add anything else other than a short reflection, which you may want to consider. The reflection I want to talk about is the following: taking as a starting point the fact that also I really liked Sato overtaking Alonso the way he did (the syndrome of David against Goliath has always been tormenting big and small… ) and I really enjoyed seeing a Williams on the podium (the last private constructor left in Formula One) and the first victory of the rookie Hamilton; but behind all this there is a lowest common denominator, which might be overseen very often but which is of great importance. The lowest common denominator, even in this super technological and hyper-electronic Formula One, is the human factor. Indeed! Just take Super Aguri as an example, until a couple of months ago the Cinderella of Formula One, and now they even manage to stay ahead of their official team and the multimillionaires at Toyota. What happened? What has changed? A certain gentleman who leads the team and who’s name is Daniele Audetto, a well know personality in Maranello and able to create a group of people who know how to work together for a common goal and with a clear strategy. The results? Well, I’d say that the results speak for themselves and they say exactly the opposite of the one’s of the official team, which dove into an abyss since they have fired Richards. As far as the rest is concerned, the things that affect us, what is there to say? Let’s hope that we “fuelled up” over the weekend and that we will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully already at the next weekend in Indianapolis…

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  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    Thank you for the welcome mate :) The TT must have been great and i d really like to read a report on that! Other than that, it s interesting what you said about Audetto. Never thought about that!
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    Ciao a tutti non so se a voi sembra di essere tornati negli anni bui e sfigati della coppia Alesi / Berger , ma a me sembra proprio di si. Se si continua cosi si raccoglieranno solo le briciole. Sono contento per Hamilton che ha comunque dimostrato di essere un fuoriclasse , pero' per Raikkonen ........ be mi aspettavo molto ma molto di piu'. Ho sentito anche che forse ci sara' un probabile avvicinamento di Alonso alla Rossa , secondo me stiamo proprio arrivando alla frutta , prendere uno che e' stato nemico fino ad adesso. E' come prendere Jacques Villeneuve dopo che per anni a sputato merxa sulla Ferrari. Piuttosto farei uno sforzo per acquistare Hamilton o far ritornare Barrichello , queste si che sarebbero cose intelligenti
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    Gianpaulo, I am glad that you enjoyed The Island. It is indeed a most wonderful experience, ten of thousands of bikers, probably many more this year for the 100th anniversary event and yet no trouble as there is great respect. I also rejoice with you concerning Super Aguri and agree that team spirit is the most important thing in a group. Unfortunately, as I suspected, Kimi is very much an individual rather than a team player and so Ferrari suffers. To say this grieves me but I do not think that he has the qualities needed to become world champion or to inspire the other team members to give of their best. Without everyone, drivers, management, technical department giving 100% committment Ferrari fails. We are like a family and all family members must be committed to the same objective. Michael
  • Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009 10:28 by
    Thanks for your comments Gianpaulo. Somehow over the last few months I havent posted on the Blog ( predominantly IT issues!). I am sure you had a fantastic time at the TT. I was there 2 years back and it was superb. However dissaponting the last few weeks have been we know the team always comes back with a fitting answer. At the end of the day we are Winners Forza Ferrari!!!!

 

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