Stella on Recreating Ferrari’s Golden Era at McLaren F1
In the year 2000, Stella started her journey with Ferrari, joining as an engineer. During her time there, she had the privilege to work alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Nikolas Tombazis, James Allison, and engine expert Pino D’Agostino.
Recently, when Stella was a guest on the F1’s Beyond the Grid podcast, she shed some light on the significance of the “continuity and seniority” that existed during Ferrari’s golden era of success. She believes that these elements still hold great value and are crucial for achieving similar levels of achievement and triumph in any team, including McLaren F1.
Stella is determined to replicate the magic and accomplishments of the golden era at Ferrari in her current role at McLaren F1. She understands the importance of having a solid foundation built on shared values and experience. The unwavering dedication and years of wisdom possessed by individuals like Schumacher, Todt, Brawn, Byrne, Tombazis, Allison, and D’Agostino have left a lasting impact on her mindset and approach towards her work.
With their mentorship and expertise, Stella has been able to gain invaluable insights into the intricate workings of a successful Formula 1 team. She aims to integrate these lessons and principles into the culture at McLaren F1. By fostering continuity and seniority within the organization, Stella hopes to create an environment where teamwork and collaboration can thrive, leading to greater achievements.
Stella’s commitment to recreating the glory days of Ferrari is evident, and she firmly believes that the same winning formula can be applied to McLaren F1. The dedication and expertise required to achieve greatness in this sport are timeless, and Stella is determined to utilize these qualities to elevate McLaren F1 to new heights.
While the journey may not be easy, Stella remains optimistic and driven by the example set by the greats she had the privilege to work with. She understands that achieving the levels of success experienced at Ferrari will require hard work, patience, and a strong sense of camaraderie within the McLaren F1 team.
In conclusion, Stella’s quest to recreate Ferrari’s golden era at McLaren F1 is both ambitious and inspiring. By embracing the foundations of continuity and seniority, she hopes to imbue McLaren F1 with the same winning ethos that propelled Ferrari to numerous championships. Only time will tell if Stella can successfully replicate the magic of the past, but her determination and resolve make her a true asset to the McLaren F1 team.