An­drea Stella

F1 Racing (UK) - - HELMUT MARKO -

Fer­rari & Mclaren race en­gi­neer, 2010-18 Our col­lab­o­ra­tion over the years was very pos­i­tive, and straight away he had quite a lot of trust in the peo­ple around him. He was re­laxed and open to our way of work­ing at Fer­rari. He’s also very charis­matic and it was an en­joy­able time to­gether where we’d make jokes and talk about ar­rang­ing a game of bas­ket­ball next time we were in Maranello.

To be a win­ner you have to be a fighter. I don’t trust those who want to look like an­gels be­cause with­out that fight­ing qual­ity you won’t suc­ceed. This is part of his char­ac­ter that can make him dif­fi­cult, but he knows what he is ca­pa­ble of. Oc­ca­sion­ally, you have to tell peo­ple things they don’t want to hear be­cause there are other egos at play.

I think he is much clev­erer than me. In the race I’d say “we need to do some­thing” and he’d come back with an an­swer I’d never have thought of. And he could do it while driv­ing.

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