Ferrari team director Stefano Domenicali considered stepping down after the Italian team's disastrous final race of 2010. Technical director Aldo Costa had nightmares for several days.
It's been that kind of offseason for Ferrari, which has done some deep soul-searching in the wake of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso entered the final race leading the drivers' standings but Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the title after a series of strategic errors by the Italian team.
Ferrari has made several management changes since the forgettable November race and the team is due to introduce its new outlook at its annual winter retreat in the Alpine resort of Madonna Di Campiglio this week.
Last week, Ferrari announced that former Red Bull strategist Neil Martin will head up its new operations research department and that technical deputy Pat Fry will take on the additional role of head of race track engineering.
Chris Dyer, who previously was in charge of race track engineering, will have his company role "redefined," having allegedly made the final call on the failed race strategy in Abu Dhabi.
Martin will not travel to races, but instead direct Ferrari's remote control center at its Maranello headquarters. The Australian spent 11 seasons with McLaren then joined Red Bull in 2007.