Fernando Alonso: Ferrari still waiting for Marco Mattiacci changes
|By Ben Anderson||Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 16:01 GMT|
Fernando Alonso says new boss Marco Mattiacci has yet to make any significant changes to the Ferrari Formula 1 team.
Mattiacci took charge of the Scuderia during April's Chinese Grand Prix, following Stefano Domenicali's resignation after seven full seasons in charge at Maranello.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo recently spoke of his disappointment at Ferrari's lack of competitiveness so far in 2014, but backed the former CEO of Ferrari North America to turn the squad's fortunes around.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Monaco GP, Alonso said Mattiacci still needed more time to gain experience of F1 before he could enact change at Ferrari.
"Not much to be honest - I don't think it's going to happen soon," said Alonso, when asked by AUTOSPORT what Mattiacci had altered inside the team.
"He's still learning about the team situation, the Formula 1 environment, the F1 weekends.
"There are a lot of things to learn and [he needs to] get some experience before making any decisions that at the moment he will not take.
"On our side - the drivers, the engineers, the mechanics trackside - we come to the GP and still have the same meetings at the same times; we don't see any big difference.
"When I go to Maranello to work, to have some meetings and preparations and run in the simulator, these areas are still not any change in this last month.
"But probably it was expected not to have any change in the first month, because he still does not have the experience."