Formula 1 pundit Martin Brundle believes that the sacking of Maurizio Arrivabene was the right decision as 'things weren't right' at Ferrari last season.
Sky Sports pundit Martin Brundle has revealed what he thinks went wrong at Ferrari last season and believes that getting rid of Arrivabene was the right thing to do.
"Things weren't right," Brundle said to f1today.net.
It was clear that something was not right at Ferrari last season as for most of the season they arguably had the quickest car. Poor management decisions consequently led to Ferrari making errors which cost them points on the track.
Brundle admitted that it was hard to know exactly what had been going on at Ferrari stating that “you don’t know what you don’t know if you’re not inside an organisation”.
"I did observe it, and see that things weren’t right,” Brundle continued. “You look at situations like Hockenheim, where Vettel was put under pressure because they didn’t do the right things earlier on in the race.
“Then he fell off the road, and he fell out of the championship from that moment onwards.
Brundle believes that “certain things weren’t being done.”
When asked about the appointment of Mattia Binotto as a replacement Brundle said:
“I do think Mattia Binotto has got a very good reputation in developing the team technically, he’s clearly a leader of people," said Brundle. “But of course now he’s the lightning conductor.
"He’s got to be up front, he’s got to speak to nasty, horrible people like me in the Formula 1 media. He’s got to be there and explain why things went well, why things didn’t go so well. It’s a different job and a different challenge.”