Ross Brawn’s successor at Ferrari has admitted that he probably won’t attend every GP in 2007.
Mario Almondo, a fifteen year veteran of the Maranello based team, insisted to reporters at the Madonna di Campiglio winter resort on Thursday that he has not simply replaced Brawn.
Like Brawn, who is taking a ‘sabbatical’, Almondo is called ‘technical director’, but unlike Brawn, the decision-making at the race tracks will be left to Luca Baldisseri.
And Almondo said: “Sometimes I might decide to come to the races and sometimes maybe not.
“As far as I am concerned, the preparation for the races is the key.”
Italian Almondo also left the door open for Brawn’s possible return in 2008, but would not comment on speculation that he might take over from Jean Todt as boss.
“That question should be put to Ross, not to me,” Almondo said, amid reports that Brawn is currently fishing in Argentina.