Firing staff isn’t the answer
Although F1 was great to watch in 2014, I was disappointed by the performance of Ferrari. Fernando Alonso is the best at making the most of a bad car, yet even he managed only sixth place in the drivers’ championship, while Ferrari have taken just three podiums in the last 25 races.
The team have responded to this with the sacking of key team members on a regular basis. In my opinion, they have red talented people. Just look at Williams in 2013: they struggled with their car and it would have been easy for dismissals to be made, but in 2014, with similar designers, they have been transformed. Perhaps Ferrari should have sacked Kimi Räikkönen – he barely picked up one third of Alonso’s points tally.
I really do hope that with the arrival of Sebastian Vettel and the rst Ferrari fully designed by James Allison, Ferrari will be able to ght higher up the grid next year, maybe even picking up a race win or two.
Thank you for a great year of the magazine. Iman Hansra