Ferrari separates from team manager Binotto



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Ferrari separates from team manager Binotto

Binotto's successor is said to be Frederic Vasseur. Maranello. According to consistent media reports, Ferrari separates from Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto. "Gazzetta dello Sport", "Corriere della Sera" and Sky Sports in Italy reported on Friday about the upcoming farewell to the 53-year-old.

An official statement from Ferrari was initially not available. There was speculation about a separation of Scuderia from Binotto recently around the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

In response to a question about Ferrari 2023, Binotto said:

“Obviously it's not down to me to decide,” he said, over whether he’d lead the team in 2023, “but I’m pretty relaxed.

The reason why I'm relaxed, I have always open, frequent, constructive discussions with my bosses, with my chairman, not only on the short-term but the medium and the long-term. “More than that, I think if I look back at season, yes we had a few up and downs, we’re not today the best yet, the fastest car on track.

But I think we achieved our main objective, which was to be back, to be competitive in that new era of the 2022 cars." Binotto's successor is said to be Frederic Vasseur. The 54-year-old Frenchman has been Team Principal at Sauber, which was later renamed Alfa Romeo, since 2017.

The racing team works closely with Ferrari. "In relation to speculation in certain media regarding Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto's position, Ferrari states that these rumours are totally without foundation," the team said.

Binotto joined Scuderia in 1995

Binotto joined Scuderia in 1995 and served as engine engineer for Michael Schumacher during his Ferrari era. The Swiss later rose to become technical director before replacing Maurizio Arrivabene as team boss in early 2019 after a power struggle.

Ferrari last won the drivers' title in 2007 with Kimi Raikkonen, and the last time the constructors' championship was in 2008. Even the four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was not able to lead the Scuderia all the way to the top in his time from 2015 to 2020.

In the past season, Charles Leclerc finished second in the World Championship behind Max Verstappen in the Red Bull. After three races, Monegasse was even 46 points ahead of the Dutchman. Driving mistakes, strategy failures and technical problems cost an even better result afterwards.