Mercedes’ Wolff says Binotto’s Ferrari departure was unavoidable

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff had recently offered his reaction to the departure of his Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto

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Mercedes’ Wolff says Binotto’s Ferrari departure was unavoidable

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff had recently offered his reaction to the departure of his Ferrari counterpart Mattia Binotto saying that the departure of former Ferrari F1 team boss was inevitable. Aside from that, speaking in a Beyond the Grid podcast, the Mercedes boss was quoted saying that Binotto had held on to his job for a longer duration that he predicted.

In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from the Mercedes boss came forth just a few days after Alpha Romeo’s Frederic Vasseur had officially replaced Binotto. Binotto and Ferrari had parted ways shortly after the season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 20.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had reflected on Binotto’s departure

Meanwhile, speaking in a latest Beyond the Grid podcast, Wolff said that Binotto, the former Ferrari boss, had been under a tremendous scale of pressure following a poor showing of managerial performance of the team.

In tandem, during the podcast, Wolff said to the host Clarkson, “I think Mattia and I had our moments, it’s no secret over these many years. But in a way we consolidated that in 2022 – we were in a much, much better place.

But it was always clear that he was under tremendous pressure. Being a Team Principal at Ferrari, you’d better have a good contract for your exit! Now, probably the unavoidable happened, but he held onto it longer than I thought.

Absolutely. You’re representing Ferrari, you’re representing the whole country. They ride you up and they ride you down, but with brutality. Certainly, [being] Team Principal of Ferrari, as an Italian [you feel it] even more, because as a foreigner you just don’t read the news, but as an Italian clearly you’re in the firing line”.

Besides, while being asked whether there is any chance for Binotto to have a position in Mercedes F1 team, Wolff said, “No, I think there was too much porcelain broken between us over the last few years that this would be possible.

With the other teams, I can’t say. Certainly, Mattia understands F1 inside out, and maybe he finds a role in another team”.

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