Bayer and Mekies, who formally began his new job this week after serving out his Ferrari gardening go away, have mixed to exchange departed crew boss Franz Tost.
Tost left his function on the finish of final month after 18 years in command of the Faenza outfit, which is about to announce a brand new identification within the coming weeks.
Bayer confused that Mekies’ expertise can be invaluable – particularly within the context of its rebranding – when requested what the Frenchman would deliver to the crew: “So much, clearly as a result of he is been sitting on the pit wall of Ferrari for a very long time. However he is additionally are available with an excellent community, he is aware of a variety of good folks.
“We now have loads of prime expertise becoming a member of us, as a result of they’re excited concerning the new alternative arising, a couple of new crew coming, a brand new identification coming.
“Fortunately, we have been profitable within the current weeks and months, it actually helps, it is altering the dynamics of individuals to signal an settlement.
“That shall be his energy, and his every day focus is operating the trackside operation of the crew as a crew principal.”
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Peter Bayer, CEO of Scuderia AlphaTauri
Bayer stated that the two-man management association shall be a optimistic as their respective strengths pay dividends.
“We’ll be sparring companions for one another, and we’ll be difficult one another, we’ll be working collectively, supporting one another,” he added.
“And I feel that in as we speak’s complexity of F1, it is a energy really to have a four-eyed principal with two folks with completely different backgrounds.
“Sure, you may be Christian Horner or Franz Tost, and do that job for 20-odd years, and know every thing, and have round them a really sturdy crew of individuals.
“However for us, I feel it is the perfect setup. As a result of you’ve got sporting, technical already. Monetary is one thing that we’ll be specializing in each, as a result of I imagine you possibly can achieve rather a lot there by understanding these guidelines in the very best manner.
“And I feel each of us have an excellent understanding of the monetary laws, and the unique intent and the place we’re as we speak, and the place they may go.
“And it is quite simple: you discover two million, you’ve got an enormous improve. And now we have a bonus as a crew, as a result of we’re extraordinarily environment friendly. How we’re structured, what Franz has constructed, is sort of superb when it comes to output – and on the identical time, the effectivity [in the way] we are able to produce an output.
“I feel that is the place we’ll be working collectively carefully. I’ve a robust curiosity in technical matters, I at all times had really, as Laurent has a robust curiosity in industrial stuff. So we run issues by one another. However then once more, we each go off into our respective areas.”
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Laurent Mekies, Racing Director, Scuderia Ferrari
In the meantime Mekies signalled his official arrival at Faenza by posting a message on LinkedIn, by which he acknowledged his earlier employer.
“As my chapter in pink closes, it’s the second to thank everybody at Scuderia Ferrari for 5 unforgettable years,” he wrote.
“We went by lows and highs collectively, we fought on daily basis, and we gave it every thing we might. My head and my coronary heart are stuffed with unimaginable recollections, which I’ll cherish for all times.
“A brand new journey begins now, and it’s with an important sense of gratefulness that I am going from a really particular racing household to a different very particular racing household.
“We’re embarking into an thrilling journey, a brand new chapter for us to jot down all collectively, and I can’t wait to work alongside the proficient folks in Faenza and in Bicester.”